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 and What 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