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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.
Thinness 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).
Thinness 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.
Thinness 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.