Who knows what ‘healthy weight’ looks like?

Rowan Flanagan, Daniel Waugh, Xingqiong Meng, Epi Kanjo, Catherine Krejany

Abstract

This study aimed to explore whether the general population can identify a healthy BMI and accurately perceive their own BMI using a visual scale. Overweight people were much less likely to identify their own BMI correctly and were also most likely to incorrectly think that they are a healthy size.

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