• Profile
Close

Distorted body weight perception and its gender differences in middle-aged adults: Population based study

BMC Public Health Mar 08, 2020

Song Y, et al. - Using data from the Korea National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, researchers analyzed 8,363 middle-aged Koreans (aged 45–64 years) in order to assess the presence of distorted body weight perception in this population. They also explored gender disparities as well as other factors that add to a distorted body image about body weight. According to the findings, a greater prevalence of a distorted body image regarding body weight was reported among middle-aged men (45.3%) vs women (25.7%). The factors that were shown to be significantly related to distorted body weight perception in middle-aged men were age, income, perceived health status, and health behaviors, whereas psychological factors were related to distorted body weight perception among middle-aged women. There is a necessity of further inquiry on distorted body weight perception in order to acquire an understanding of the gender variations between middle-aged men and women in Korea.
Full text available Go to Original
Only Doctors with an M3 India account can read this article. Sign up for free.
  • 55 lakhs+ doctors trust M3 globally

  • Nonloggedininfinity icon
    Unlimited access to original articles by experts
  • Nonloggedinlock icon
    Secure: we never sell your data
  • Signing up takes less than 2 mins
Try M3 India / Log In
x
M3 app logo
Choose easy access to M3 India from your mobile!


M3 instruc arrow
Add M3 India to your Home screen
Tap  Chrome menu  and select "Add to Home screen" to pin the M3 India App to your Home screen
Okay