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EATING DISORDERS: THE MIXED MESSAGES OF OUR MEDIA – A HUNDRED YEARS OF HATING OUR BODIES

When did the obsession with slimness start? Peter N. Stearns, author of Fat History: Bodies and Beauty in the Modern West, has studied the history of dieting in Western nations and traces it to the 1890s, when fashion began to dictate the desirability of slenderness (although the meaning of “slim” then would seem heavy by […]

MANUAL MEASYRES OF BODY MASS AND FAT MASS

Skinfold thickness. Skinfold thickness has traditionally been used to measure body fatness in athletes. The original validation studies in general populations were earned out using under-water weighing, or cadavers, as the ‘gold standard’ measure and there have been traditionally two main equations; that developed by Jackson and Pollock in 19813 using 3, 4 or 7 […]

FEED YOUR BODY STYLE: HER PARTY STYLE KEEPS HER AWAY FROM THE B UFFET

Socializing at shindigs kept Andrea Kennedy away from the buffet table and a lean 135 pounds for more than 14 years. Thin for most of her life, Andrea, a 51-year-old interior designer from North Bethesda, Maryland, started gaining weight in 1980 after rupturing a disk while moving into a new home. The injury caused so […]