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Too Much Facebook Time Linked to Negative Body Image in Women

by Dr. Enozia Vakil on April 11, 2014 at 9:19 PM
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 Too Much Facebook Time Linked to Negative Body Image in Women

Negative feelings and more comparisons to the bodies of friends is observed in women found if more time is spent on Facebook as revealed in new study.

The researchers were able to predict how often women felt negatively about their own bodies after looking at someone else's photos or posts, and how often women compared their own bodies to those of their friends.

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Petya Eckler, from University of Strathclyde, saiod that public health professionals who work in the area of eating disorders and their prevention now have clear evidence of how social media relates to college women's body image and eating disorders.

The researchers said that the time spent on Facebook had no relation to eating disorders, but it did predict worse body image among participants.

Eckler added that poor body image can gradually lead to developing an unhealthy relationship with food and the attention to physical attributes.

Source: ANI
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