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Overweight Becoming the New Normal Among Teens

The gap between reality and perception about body weight has grown.

American teens don't seem to be getting the message that an increasing number of them are overweight or obese. Between 1988-1994 and 2007-2012 the likelihood of adolescents perceiving themselves as overweight declined. Only 21% of boys and 36% of girls perceived their weight correctly. This compares to 28% and 79%, respectively, in the earlier survey. Unfortunately, the new normal in society is being overweight.

PositiveTip: Choose your standard wisely when evaluating yourself!