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Women, Size and Dieting:  What are the Myths and what are the Realities? 

Jenny Carryer, RGON, Tutor, Manawatu Polytechnic 

Reference: Carryer, J. (1991).  Women, Size and Dieting:  What are the Myths andWhat are the Realities? Nursing Praxis in New Zealand 6(2) 19-22

A review of recent literature shows considerable challenge to traditional understanding about the health risks of high body weight and raises serious questions about reduction dieting as either a useful or even safe practice. Continued
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