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Unformatted text preview: October 20, 2006-10-20 06 Boys 'hit by body image pressure' Pressure from peers and the media for boys to fit physical ideals can lead to eating disorders, a study suggests. Magazine images of stick-thin models and comparisons with friends have long been thought to lead some young girls to disorders like anorexia and bulimia. But a UK study of around 500 teenagers on perceived pressure from parents, siblings, friends and the media suggested boys were affected too. The research is published in the British Journal of Health Psychology. For girls, it's about being very thin. For boys this was about being muscular in tone Dr Emma Halliwell Social psychologist at the Centre for Appearance Research The study said: "While there has been considerable attention to factors predicting eating disordered behaviour among adolescent girls, much less has focused on adolescent boys." behaviour among adolescent girls, much less has focused on adolescent boys....
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This note was uploaded on 03/21/2012 for the course COMM 1000345 taught by Professor Mccloud during the Fall '10 term at Mohawk College.
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