Girls who play with unrealistically thin dolls more likely to have body image issues, study says

Researchers asked the question whether realistic dolls protect body satisfaction in young girls. The study published in the journal Body Image, measured the body perceptions and ideals of thirty-one girls aged 5 to 9 years before and after a playing in pairs with an ultra-thin doll, a realistic childlike doll or a car. Play with [...]

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Chew and spit: high rate of eating disorder warning sign among school kids

New Australian research into body image and eating disorders in adolescents has found an alarming rise in the prevalence of chewing and spitting out food. More than one in ten of the cohort of over 5,000 11- to 19-year-olds reported having spat out food at least once per week, with 2.5% having done so four [...]