Study suggests most obese people fail to recognize their size

10/13/2010 | Reuters

A U.S. study found that 80% of 2,056 obese people "misperceived" their weight and felt happier and healthier with their body size than those participants who had accurate perception. Researchers also learned that those who misperceived were less likely to consult a doctor and do something to improve their health condition. The findings imply "a lack of understanding about the effects of obesity," the lead study author said.

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