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Body weight bias weighs on minds of fitness instructors

The research, published in Body Image, examined how a fitness professional’s perceptions of a hypothetical client’s motivation to exercise, as well […]

Accept yourself, and you’ll eat better

The battle to correct eating disorders has taken an interesting turn with researchers finding that acceptance of weight, body and […]

Pathway identified that can lead to body size misperception

A new study led by researchers at Macquarie University has identified a psychological pathway that can lead to body size […]

Users of social media at risk of low self-esteem

From movies to magazines, traditional media has long been criticised for perpetuating unrealistic beauty standards—thin ideals that generate low self-esteem […]

Why the definition of polycystic ovary syndrome harms women

The changed definition of polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) harms women and brings no clear benefit, say Australian scientists in the […]

It takes two minutes to change your perception of body size

A new study from Macquarie University has found that people’s perception of their own and other people’s body weight can […]

‘Healthy bodies’ best for men, but for women, thin is beautiful

A new study from Macquarie University being published in PLOS ONE has found that both genders consider an unhealthily low […]