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Many not only feel dissatisfied with their bodies, they actually believe they are heavier than they really are. from

Size is largely in the mind: how your body image can change in two minutes

Staring at one thing for a long time can cause you to see the next thing in the opposite fashion. This neural adaptation could be the underlying physiological basis of body-size misperception.
Despite being bombarded with messages promoting being thin, not all women respond in the same way. AAP

Desire to be thin linked to genetics

Eating disorders that stem from a desire to be thin can be blamed in part on genetics, according to a new US study. The study, published this week in the International Journal of Eating Disorders, found…

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