Author: Neil Dymond-Green

Is the normalisation of ‘plus-size’ bodies in the UK undermining the battle against obesity?

A new study used descriptive and logistic regression analyses based on a pooled nationally representative
cross-sectional survey, the Health Survey for England, for the years 1997, 1998, 2002, 2014, and
2015 of individuals with BMI>25, finding that overweight and obese adults in the UK are more likely to underestimate their weight status and less likely to try to lose weight, especially among lower-income, lower-education, and minority groups.