Research brief: What people would do to be thin

One in 20 people would rather lose a limb than be overweight, according to the results of an online survey. The US researchers found that people were willing to make major sacrifices rather than be obese. Nearly half said they would rather give up a year of their life and a sixth would give up the possibility of having children (Obesity 2006; 14: 440-50).

 

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