Pressure to be thin and insulin sensitivity: an investigation of the potential moderating role of race/ethnicity among adolescent girls at risk for type 2 diabetes
The prevalence of youth-onset type 2 diabetes is a significant public health issue in the United States that disproportionately affects historically marginalized racial and ethnic groups. Previous research suggests that psychosocial stress resulting from poor body image and weight-related pressure may be associated with worsened metabolic health outcomes. This study examined the relationship between pressure to be thin and insulin sensitivity in adolescent girls at-risk for developing type 2 diabetes, who are susceptible to weight-based criticism and pubertal declines in insulin sensitivity. ...
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