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“body image”

Jan 12, 2015 09:50 AM ET // Benjamin Radford
A viral news story claiming that an all-girls high school digitally altered their students' yearbook photos to make them thinner isn't quite accurate.
Oct 7, 2014 06:01 PM ET // Benjamin Radford
Weight discrimination, while serious, is rarer than most people assume, new research suggests. Continue reading →
Jun 17, 2014 06:00 AM ET // Benjamin Radford
For a country supposedly obsessed with dieting and thinness, most Americans say they're neither overweight nor trying to lose weight. Continue reading →
Feb 25, 2014 06:21 PM ET // Benjamin Radford
Most parents underestimate their children's weight, and half of parents did not recognize that their children were overweight or obese, research shows. Continue reading →
Jan 24, 2014 02:08 PM ET
The glorification of models is especially troubling for women, as they see thinness being associated with beauty, leading to eating disorders. But just how long does it take to affect someone? Laci answers this tough question.
Sep 5, 2013 02:00 PM ET // Emily Sohn
The communities of microorganisms that live in our guts may have profound effects on our weight and health.
Jul 29, 2010 11:53 AM ET // Benjamin Radford
A British minister proposes health warning labels on fashion photographs, concerned about their influence on young women. But what does the science show?
Feb 11, 2010 03:18 PM ET // Benjamin Radford
According to a national survey released today by the Girl Scouts on the eve of New York City's legendary Fashion Week, most girls are happy with their bodies and reject thin fashion models as unrealistic. According to a Girl Scouts of America press release, the survey of 1,002 girls ages 13 to 17 "...
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