Women fear getting fat

Women fear getting fat, something that doesn`t worry men, a study has found.

Last Updated: Apr 16, 2010, 09:04 AM IST

London: Women fear getting fat, something that doesn`t worry men, a study has found.

The female brain reacts negatively at the sight of an overweight woman, prompting feelings of unhappiness and even self-loathing, reports express.co.uk.
Though the phenomena is common in anorexics but it also affects healthy women who worry about their weight or shape. The same thing doesn`t happen with men, whatever their shape may be.
The study for the US journal Personality And Individual Differences suggests that women are under more pressure to form image stereotypes.

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