Today's Hard|Forum Post
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Wednesday December 04, 2013

Facebook Contributes To Eating Disorders

If people on Facebook weren't so damned busy taking pictures of their food instead of eating it, we wouldn't have this problem. big grin

Girls who allocated the most time to photo-related activities were more likely to internalize a thin ideal, succumb to self-objectification, be dissatisfied with their weight, or report having a drive to become thin. Based on the data, the researchers were not able to determine whether adolescents who already had issues with self appearance were drawn to looking at photo-related Facebook posts, or if the images influenced the girls’ body image. But they speculate that both may be at work.