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.