In the present study, the prevalence of thinness
among adolescent girls in slums of Dibrugarh was 28.
The age-specific trends of these variables and the prevalence of thinness
were tested by linear and logistic regression, respectively.
is highly valued in Western culture in the case of women and is considered a key attribute of female beauty, and being thin is perhaps one of the most desirable conditions in society (Levitt, 2004).
The internalization of thinness
norms may also influence eating attitudes in aesthetic sports (Galli and Reel, 2009; Sherman and Thompson, 2009).
Individuals' stories suggest that, although not necessarily a primary goal, thinness
may become important to people when already in the grip of an eating disorder.
The mediator role of body image-related perfectionistic self-presentation in the effects of external shame and internal shame on drive for thinness
was therefore examined.
This secondary study of cross sectional data examined patterns of scores on the EDI subscales of body dissatisfaction, drive for thinness
, and bulimia in a healthy sample of female adolescents thought to have a high potential for risk.
Analysis shows that the heritability of thin idealization is 43%, meaning that almost half of the reason women differ in their idealization of thinness
can be explained by differences in genetic make-up.
In this respect anorexia nervosa can be characterised by a pathological pursuit of thinness
and an accompanying fear of weight gain, whereas muscle dysmorphia may be characterised by a pathological pursuit of muscularity and the accompanying fear of weight loss, with both disorders reportedly inclusive of pathological eating and exercise related practices (Murray et al.
Note: Different hand-cranked pasta machines have different settings for thinness
Pasta at Cafe Juanita is cut from paper-thin sheets.
Thus proportion of having thinness
was significantly more among the anaemic school children as compared to non anaemic school children.
The SLSS correlated with drive for thinness
among obese college students of both genders, and was the best predictor of disordered eating attitudes among obese female students (Edman, Yates, Aruguete & DeBord, 2005).
is associated with fertility problems in couples trying to conceive naturally, often due to underweight women having irregular periods and producing low levels of the hormone oestrogen.
and overweight were evaluated using WHO recommended age specific cut off points of BMI based on National health and Nutrition examination survey (NHANES) reference data.
Each cursive letter arranged, bent blue, blown to linear thinness