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The perceived relative worth of reaching and maintaining goal weight.

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Type
Published Article
Journal
International journal of obesity and related metabolic disorders : journal of the International Association for the Study of Obesity
Publication Date
Volume
24
Issue
8
Pages
1069–1076
Identifiers
PMID: 10951549
Source
Medline

Abstract

Excessive value may be placed on attaining less than realistic weight goals, particularly but not exclusively by treatment-seeking and heavier obese people and those who desire greater weight loss. Clinicians should take this phenomenon into consideration, and public health initiatives should attempt to place body weight in a more balanced perspective.

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