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  1. Fulltext. Women dieters of normal weight : their motives, goals, and risks.

    Article - En anglais


    Using data from a national survey of weight loss practices, this study examined those dieters who were of normal weight.

    Forty-seven percent of White women, 25% of Black women, and 16% of men currently trying to lose weight had a body mass index under 25.

    Women's primary motive was healthy improvement.

    Among normal-weight female dieters, 12% of Whites and 27% of Blacks were using riskly strategies.

    Dieters were less likely than nondieters to smoke and reported better nutritional practices ; however, they were not more likely to exercise, and their maximum weight fluctuation was 50% greater.

    Additional research on the consequences of dieting among normal-weight-individuals is of high priority.

    Mots-clés Pascal : Régime alimentaire hypocalorique, Homme, Femelle, Motivation, Comportement, Mode de vie, Prise risque, Race, Epidémiologie, Complication, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique

    Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Low calorie diet, Human, Female, Motivation, Behavior, Life habit, Risk taking, Race, Epidemiology, Complication, United States, North America, America

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    Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique

    Cote : 95-0319933

    Code Inist : 002B29B. Création : 01/03/1996.