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

Journal Article (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

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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

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1054-139X

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/s1054-139x(02)00455-x


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States