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How does the media contribute to eating disorders?
13 doctors weighed in

Dr. Donald Hazlett
Psychiatry
5 doctors agree
In brief: Several ways, + & -
Endless cooking shows & food commercials glorifying foods that are just not healthy, all the while saying they are.
Diet & weight reduction commercials that are misleading, touting eat anything you want, take this, use this and lose weight fast. Doctored photos of obesity to gorgeous and sexy, in unrealistic time, doesn't help. Myriad ads of women (and men) silently screaming beautiful is thin.

In brief: Several ways, + & -
Endless cooking shows & food commercials glorifying foods that are just not healthy, all the while saying they are.
Diet & weight reduction commercials that are misleading, touting eat anything you want, take this, use this and lose weight fast. Doctored photos of obesity to gorgeous and sexy, in unrealistic time, doesn't help. Myriad ads of women (and men) silently screaming beautiful is thin.
Dr. Donald Hazlett
Dr. Donald Hazlett
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Dr. Alan Ali
Psychiatry
4 doctors agree
In brief: Media/Eating DO
"fat is out. Thin is in".

In brief: Media/Eating DO
"fat is out. Thin is in".
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali
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Dr. Martin Fried
General Practice
3 doctors agree
In brief: Beautiful people
Everyone in the media is beautiful, and thin, with rock solid bodies.
This makes us want to be the same, People in Hollywood also resort to crazy diets to lose a few pounds and we read about these plans and do it ourselves. Im sure there are changes in the brain when we try to be something we aren't, or try too hard to conform to standards set by others that may be unrealistic for the individual

In brief: Beautiful people
Everyone in the media is beautiful, and thin, with rock solid bodies.
This makes us want to be the same, People in Hollywood also resort to crazy diets to lose a few pounds and we read about these plans and do it ourselves. Im sure there are changes in the brain when we try to be something we aren't, or try too hard to conform to standards set by others that may be unrealistic for the individual
Dr. Martin Fried
Dr. Martin Fried
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Dr. Bennett Machanic
Unfortunately, we often lend credibly to TV and movie stars due to their physical attraction, and accept opinions which are in reality often false and mundane.
Dr. Kevin Passer
Pediatrics - Psychiatry
3 doctors agree
In brief: With Images
The medial may contribute to a person having a distortion of their body image after being inundated with images of people with fantastic bodies.
These bodies as presented in the media do not represent the normal/common/average bodies we all have, so a person may develop a distortion of how they are supposed to look based on unrealistic images as portrayed in the media. Good question.

In brief: With Images
The medial may contribute to a person having a distortion of their body image after being inundated with images of people with fantastic bodies.
These bodies as presented in the media do not represent the normal/common/average bodies we all have, so a person may develop a distortion of how they are supposed to look based on unrealistic images as portrayed in the media. Good question.
Dr. Kevin Passer
Dr. Kevin Passer
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