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Thursday, November 08, 2012

Wanting To Be Skinny Could Be Due To Genes, Not Societal Factors

Or it could be due to having a shred of self-esteem.
In a society where the pressure to be thin surrounds women - between television and airbrushing - some are more vulnerable to the pressure than others, and this may be due to genetics, according to a new study published in the International Journal of Eating Disorders.

In this recent trial, experts keyed in on possible psychological effects of women giving into the societal view of being "skinny".

When women start to change the way they feel about themselves and their bodies and begin to change their behavior in order to get to an ideal weight, it leads to over-obsessiveness about appearance, a key element of eating disorders.
Excusinators working overtime.

When someone is chastised for desiring to be their "ideal weight," which, incidentally is unknowable and does not exist, then there is something really wrong with the researchers and the society that disses the effort.

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