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South Carolina Study Examines Weight Satisfaction, Health Link

A study, led by researchers at the University of South Carolina Arnold School of Public Health and published in the Journal of Obesity, found that greater satisfaction with one’s weight is associated with healthier diet and physical activity behaviors and better health status compared to counterparts with similar BMI. One of the major determinants of dieting is weight dissatisfaction; however, there are few data on the association between weight satisfaction and health outcomes, particularly in populations including those of normal weight, said Dr. Christine Blake, a researcher in department of health promotion, education, and behavior.