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Science has long had a bone to pick with skinny models, whose negative effect on women's self-esteem is well-documented. But a groundbreaking new study has uncovered an intriguing exception to the rule. When women feel a personal connection to a thin
How you view your body and the feeling you nurture about your physical self is called body image...The way your family and close ones view you as a child becomes relevant to your body image. The information you gathered from them about yourself is
Special to the Los Angeles Times You know it's tough out there when fashion and beauty executives think that even a model's body isn't good enough to sell clothes or that a celebrity's natural face isn't up to par, even with makeup. The website
Many people spend their entire lives trying to have the perfect body...More than four in five men -- 81 percent of those surveyed -- admit they are concerned about things like man-boobs, beer bellies and going bald -- compared to 75 percent of women
Men 'most unhappy about beer bellies' Most men in the survey said they wanted more muscles and less of a beer belly Four out of five men confess to being unhappy about their body, suggests an online survey by the University of the West of England.
Demi Lovato attacked the Disney Channel on Twitter last week for mocking eating disorders and using increasingly smaller stars in their shows that cater to tweens. The network was quick to offer an apology, but experts say Lovato opened the Pandora's
The pressure that children felt to have a certain figure meant that one in ten young boys would take steroids to become more muscular while one in eight girls said they would resort to diet pills or laxatives to help them slim down. Researchers who
Suggested Topics Diet firms are exploiting young people's insecurity to sell quick-fix weight-loss plans which do not work, it was claimed yesterday. The charge came as shocking figures reveal growing pressure on teenagers to change how they look.
If you're feeling self-conscious about your figure, change the channel the next time How to Look Good Naked comes on. Researchers have found television shows aimed at encouraging real people to embrace their bodies unintentionally have the opposite
Eating disorders are on the rise in children and one in 60 teens qualifies for an eating disorder diagnosis. During Fat Talk Free Week (October 16-22, 2011), Eating Recovery Center (http://www.eatingrecoverycenter.com/?utm_medium=