Study: Knowing environmental factors of obesity motivates people to live healthier

12/26/2013 |

CDC researchers found both normal-weight and overweight/obese participants who showed high personal responsibility after receiving messages about environmental causes of obesity showed greater motivation to engage in healthy behaviors compared with a control group. The results published in Preventing Chronic Disease suggest that "emphasizing factors outside of personal control appears to enhance rather than undermine motivations to engage in healthy diet and exercise behavior," researchers said.

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