By Jenny Hope
A quarter of fat women think they don’t have a weight problem, according to a study.
Young mothers are particularly at risk of obesity but failing to recognise they are still carrying the pounds they put on during pregnancy, say U.S. researchers.
British experts said it was inevitable that as the population gets fatter, bigger people are seen as ‘normal’.
However, this encourages denial of health-related problems caused by obesity such as type 2 diabetes and heart disease, they claim.
More than 2,000 women aged 18 to 25 were asked questions about their weight and perceptions about their size.
Half of them were considered overweight or obese based on their body mass Index, a scoring system which compares weight to height. Read more…
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