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Interesting, though old, article:
http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2008/04/080422202514.htm

One would question whether the fact that the study solicited participants via Self magazine had an impact on the results, because I think it's pretty clear that that's a pretty targeted demographic and not necessarily representative of the general populace. For example, "Findings show that: * 75 percent of women report disordered eating behaviors or symptoms consistent with eating disorders; so three out of four have an unhealthy relationship with food or their bodies," really only shows that "75% of women who read Self magazine and are inclined to respond to surveys" have such a relationship. I'd even go so far as to argue, anecdotally, that most women who do have a healthy relationship with their bodies and/or food aren't reading Self magazine. Interesting nonetheless.

Date: 2009-02-06 02:23 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] structurefall.livejournal.com
their statistics are obviously pretty fatally screwed, but if i had to take a guess, i'd probably put it at about 3/4 also, just based on my personal experience- also slanted, but presumably in a decidedly different direction.


also, 9/10 people who are me think that starr's cat is crazy.

Date: 2009-02-06 08:49 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] diabolika.livejournal.com
what do you mean by a decidedly different direction, exactly? i'm also curious what sorts of personal experience you've had/witnessed that reinforces this finding.

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