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The Social Psychology of Dieting.

  • Academic Journal
  • Journal of Health & Social Behavior; Dec1970, Vol. 11 Issue 4, p269-287, 19p
  • This article reviews relevant epidemiological data on the prevalence of medically defined weight problems and of weight control efforts in the United States. It explores factors that may influence people to engage in weight control behavior in the first place and to choose dieting over other methods of reducing. It advances explanations to account for differences in the prevalence of dieting phenomena among various age and sex groups. Finally, it suggests several ways of improving the effectiveness and coverage of weight control programs. [ABSTRACT FROM AUTHOR]
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