Study: Urban youths have inaccurate body-weight perception

06/24/2009 | Reuters

Almost 40% of urban adolescents are overweight or obese, a Chicago study of largely African-American students found. Of 448 students in grades 5 to 8, about 31% of the overweight girls identified their weight as normal or underweight and almost two-thirds of the overweight boys listed their weight as normal or underweight.

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