Published in Obesity and Diabetes Week, April 12th, 2004
According to recent research from the United States, "many studies offer clear evidence that exposure to TDP (thinness depicting and promoting) media leads to distorted body-image perceptions in school-age females and college women. This study investigated women's exposure to two types of media-entertainment and sports media-and looked for possible associations with body-image distortion and eating disorders."
"College women were surveyed in the fall of 2001 and asked to report exposure to 40 programs airing on prime-time networks and report exposure to specific men's and...
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