Fewer teens now perceive themselves as overweight, finds international study of more than 745,000 adolescents


  • Underestimation of weight status increased, and overestimation of weight status decreased over time among both sexes, with stronger trends for girls.
  • Correct weight perception increased over time among girls, while it decreased among boys.
  • Changes in correct weight perception, underestimation and overestimation of weight status differed across different countries—but these changes could not be explained by an increase in country-level overweight/obesity prevalence.

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