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UNC Study Finds Midlife Women’s Satisfaction with Body Size Takes Effort

A new study of middle-aged women finds that those who report being satisfied with their body size are healthier and better-functioning but still may be dissatisfied with other aspects of their appearance, especially those affected by aging. The study, co-authored by Dr. Cynthia Bulik, professor of nutrition in the University of North Carolina (UNC) Gillings School of Global Public Health and director of the UNC Center of Excellence for Eating Disorders, examines responses from the 12.2 percent of women in Bulik and colleagues’ Gender and Body Image (GABI) study who reported satisfaction with their size.