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Fight Eating Disorders With Facebook


3/10/2014 5:59:24 AM

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In two recent studies, researchers at Florida State University explored whether eating disorders are linked to social media use. The answer? Like that most awkward of Facebook statuses says, it's complicated. Summaries in the International Journal of Eating Disorders described the research. In the first study, 960 college women completed a self-reported eating disorder screening assessment. They also answered a series of questions about their Facebook use. A "small but significant" positive correlation was found between duration of Facebook use and disordered eating.

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