Media And Eating Disorder Statistics [Fresh Research]

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"42% of 1st-3rd grade girls want to be thinner."

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"Over 80% of Americans watch television daily, with over 3 hours dedicated to watching."

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"Adolescents with high social media usage were 2.2 times more likely to report eating concerns compared to their peers."

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"The risk of developing an eating disorder is eight times higher for people with a parent, sibling, or child with an eating disorder."

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"The mass media are responsible for 72.10% of the variance in the use of cosmetics."

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"Exposure to “fitspiration” images on social media correlated with greater body dissatisfaction and drive for thinness."

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"86% of female college students surveyed were influenced by media to have a slim figure."

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"Participants exposed to idealized Instagram images reported increased body dissatisfaction, dieting intentions, and negative affect."

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"Greater social media use for appearance-focused reasons is correlated with body dissatisfaction and eating disorder symptoms."

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"Heavy users of appearance-focused social media have a 2.34 times higher risk of developing a clinical eating disorder."

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