Reading magazine articles about dieting and associated weight control behaviors among adolescents

Jennifer Utter, Dianne Neumark-Sztainer*, Melanie Wall, Mary Story

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Abstract

The purpose was to examine the sociodemographic characteristics of adolescents who read magazine articles about dieting/weight loss and the relationship between reading these types of magazine articles and psychosocial well-being and weight control behaviors. Dieting-related magazine exposure was associated with indicators of psychosocial distress and unhealthy dieting; interventions that address media consumption should reach out to all youth regardless of ethnic and social backgrounds.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)78-82
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Adolescent Health
Volume32
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2003
Externally publishedYes

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