A new study in the journal Sociology of Education suggests that obese girls are only half as
likely to go to college as non-obese girls.
I interviewed the study’s author, Dr. Robert Crosnoe, to learn more
about the relationship of weight, self-esteem, and peer popularity to the
education of young women.
Dr. Val: What did your study reveal about the impact of
obesity on the education of young girls?
Dr. Val: How does popularity figure into the equation?
Dr. Val: How do you explain the gender gap – that obesity
didn’t seem to influence whether or not boys went on to college?
Dr. Val: What should we do based on the study results?
This post originally appeared on Dr. Val’s blog at RevolutionHealth.com.