From size-zero models to airbrushed film stars, thinness is portrayed as equaling beauty across Western culture, and it’s an ideal often cited as a cause of eating disorder symptoms in young women.
“We’re all bombarded daily with messages extolling the virtues of being thin, yet intriguingly only some women develop what we term thin-ideal internalization,” says Jessica Suisman, a researcher in department of psychology at Michigan State University.
“This suggests that genetic factors may make some women more susceptible to this pressure than others.”
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