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  • Study: Body-image distortion predicts onset of unsafe weight-loss behaviors

    Janet M. Liechty, professor of social work and of medicine at Illinois, says that body image distortion, rather than the more commonly used measure of body dissatisfaction, may be a better screening tool to help identify non-overweight girls at risk for unsafe weight loss practices.

    Janet M. Liechty, professor of social work and of medicine at Illinois, says that body image distortion, rather than the more commonly used measure of body dissatisfaction, may be a better screening tool to help identify non-overweight girls at risk for unsafe weight loss practices.

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      Janet M. Liechty, professor of social work and of medicine at Illinois, says that body image distortion, rather than the more commonly used measure of body dissatisfaction, may be a better screening tool to help identify non-overweight girls at risk for unsafe weight loss practices.

      Photo by L. Brian Stauffer

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