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Feel Bad About Your Body? Blame Your Friends

You can’t pick your family, but you can pick your friends. And, according to a recent study published in Sex Roles, you should choose them wisely. Why? It seems they have a pretty strong influence on how you see your body. You think how your friends think It’s no secret that women and girls tend …

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How Your Diet Affects Your Brain And Contributes To Eating Problems

The psychology of eating disorders says that disordered eating starts in the mind. But researchers have only taken that theory so far. True, eating disorders are often linked to underlying psychological problems, but new research suggests they are also linked to brain chemistry. Findings presented at Neuroscience 2012, the annual conference for the Society of …

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Looking At Plus-Size Models Tames Skinny Obsession

It’s hard to go a day without seeing numerous images of abnormally thin women. They’re plastered on magazine covers, starring in commercials or stomping down runways in fashion shows. It’s no wonder why American women and girls feel the need to live up to this ideal. But researchers are saying it’s one that can be …

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Male Weight Loss Aided By Testosterone Supplements

An announcement at the European Congress on Obesity concerning weight loss in older men taking testosterone supplements has raised the question of whether or not this may offer a means to combat obesity. The announcement concerned a study in which older men who were deficient in the hormone testosterone were given supplements in a similar …

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Obesity Likely To Affect 42 Percent Of Americans By 2030 According To Researchers

Researchers estimate that by 2030, approximately 42 percent of Americans will be obese causing health care costs to escalate dramatically. Although a study published earlier this year suggested that the number of U.S. adults suffering from obesity was beginning to plateau, a new study has determined that the prevalence of obesity is still increasing (albeit …

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Older Women Also Vulnerable To Disordered Eating And Weight Concerns

Although many people associate eating disorders with young women and teens, there is increasing evidence that disordered eating may occur among women of all ages, including those 50 or older. A new study by researchers at the University of North Carolina Eating Disorders Program focused on the impact of body image and weight on women …

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