The costs of weight control: what do young women pay?

Kylie Ball, Sari Andajani-Sutjahjo and David Crawford
Med J Aust 2003; 179 (11): . || doi: 10.5694/j.1326-5377.2003.tb05705.x
Published online: 1 December 2003

To the Editor: We read with interest Abraham’s recent article on bodyweight issues facing young women.1 Abraham notes that this group is at risk of extreme weight-loss behaviours, including excessive exercise and use of slimming tablets. However, recent data from our studies show young women’s high risk of substantial weight gain and obesity.2,3

  • Kylie Ball1
  • Sari Andajani-Sutjahjo2
  • David Crawford3

  • Centre for Physical Activity and Nutrition Research, School of Health Sciences, Deakin University, Burwood, VIC.



Kylie Ball is supported by a Public Health Postdoctoral Research Fellowship from the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC), ID 136925. David Crawford is supported by a Career Development Award funded by the NHMRC and National Heart Foundation of Australia.


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