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Eating Disorders: Fed by the Media American culture over the past few decades is persistently praised as the information age. The spread of knowledge is greater than ever and the population is more educated as a result. However, this celebrated culture of communication also correlates with the spread of a contagion commonly yet cautiously overlooked. Eating disorders affect countless Americans while the probability of developing a disorder is maximized by Western society’s media. With the belief that education is a means of prevention, the experts’ ability to inform the masses unintentionally popularized eating disorders. Additionally, as the media constantly envelopes the population with imagery, the conflicting ideas conveyed in advertising often lead to self destructive behavior. The current popularity of eating disorders began in 1972 with a popular magazine article about anorexia nervosa. Hilde Bruch’s non-medical description of the anorexia nervosa in Family Circle magazine opened the door for discussion as letters from readers
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