Japan gov't to launch survey on weight, dietary habits of young women

女性の「やせ型」厚労省が実態調査実施へ 研究班を設置

Kyodo -- Jul 04
The government has set up a research group to investigate issues including body image attitudes and diet and lifestyle habits, as part of attempts to lower the high proportion of underweight young adult women in Japan, the health ministry said Monday.

Being underweight puts individuals' health at greater risk, and can present dangers to newborn children, so the Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare intends to use the group's findings to improve understanding of the importance of maintaining a normal weight by spreading awareness on the risks of excessive and unbalanced diets.

The 2019 National Health and Nutrition Survey showed 20.7 percent of women in their 20s had an underweight body mass index of below 18.5, while 70.4 percent had a BMI between 18.5 and 24.9 deemed a normal weight, and 8.9 percent had an overweight BMI of 25.0 or above.

Jul 04 (TBS NEWS) - 健康に影響が出やすいとされる「やせている」状態の若い女性を対象として、厚生労働省が生活習慣などを把握するための実態調査を行うことが分かりました。  ...continue reading

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