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


Journal Article

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

Full Text

Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Utter, J; Neumark-Sztainer, D; Wall, M; Story, M

Published Date

  • January 2003

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 32 / 1

Start / End Page

  • 78 - 82

PubMed ID

  • 12507805

Pubmed Central ID

  • 12507805

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1054-139X

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/s1054-139x(02)00455-x


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States