As Nation "Gains," Overweight is Relative

*Thought this was interesting…a size 14 is the ‘new 10,’ according to the article. *

cnn.com/2009/HEALTH/07/10/attitudes.overweight/index.html?eref=rss_topstories

I found these lines to be key:

Rather, it is the relative increase in weight of the general population that makes people with normal BMI feel more normal, she said.

On the flip side, feeling normal but being overweight may decrease a person’s motivation to lose weight, Burke said.

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