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Thinness is more common in rural areas and being overweight/obesity in urban areas.
[USA] July 29( ANI ): A new study has found that the brain's response to taste stimuli is linked to high anxiety and a drive for thinness that could play a role in driving anorexia nervosa.
Experts say fashion industry idealises thinness A spokesperson for Beat, the leading eating disorder charity, said: "Pressure to fit certain size clothes would never be the sole and direct reason for someone developing an eating disorder.
"Howev that i fash fail"However, the idealisation of thinness is often presented by the fashion industry can be a key factor in exacerbating the illness and preventing recovery.
The 117 oligomenorrheic athletes (OA) they investigated--none of whom had formally diagnosed eating disorders--scored significantly higher on measures of body dissatisfaction, drive for thinness, perfectionism, and "cognitive restraint of eating," compared with 50 female athletes and 41 nonathletic women, both with normal periods.
Thinness was defined as BMI for age below -2 SD (Standard deviation) and stunting as height for age below -2 SD.
They said: "It seems that the current ideal of thinness affects women more than their male counterparts and causes more psychological distress in women, which can, in turn, lead to depression.
The prevalence of thinness in adolescent girls was 62 % and prevalence of overweight was 2%.
In the article titled "Anthropometric Characteristics of Underprivileged Adolescents: A Study from Urban Slums of India," [1] there were errors in Section 3.4, "Regression Analysis," where the fourth paragraph should read as follows: "Similarly, odds of thinness versus normal BMI were analysed under the regression models with age as an independent variable and then each of the other variables was added to the model.
Background: Female distance runners are predisposed to thinness for performance reasons and at greater risk for health-related consequences than the general population.
Dancers interviewed on the condition of anonymity confide that weight gain can get them fired while thinness can help them advance.
For many athletes and dancers--who have much in common with athletes, given their rigorous physical training--the internalization of thinness norms might also be affected by individual factors.
This society-wide obsession with the thinness and supposed perfection of female bodies is dangerous.
Furthermore, modern Western societies continue to value this aspect, highlighting the link between female attractiveness and thinness (Buote, Wilson, Strahan, Gazzola, & Papps, 2011).