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Author: van den Berg, Patricia; Neumark-Sztainer, Dianne R.; Hannan, Peter J.; Haines, Jess
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CMCH Synopsis: Over 2,500 teens participated in a five-year study about how often they read dieting or weight loss magazine articles, how they felt about their body, and whether they engaged in different dieting behaviors.

Researchers found that girls who read magazine articles about weight loss in the first survey were more likely to have negative food-related behaviors than girls who didnt read these kinds of articles. Center on Media and Child Health
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Year: 2007
Article Title: Is dieting advice from magazines helpful or harmful? Five-year associations with weight-control behaviors and psychological outcomes in adolescents
Journal: Pediatrics
Volume: 119
Issue: 119
Pages: e30-37
ISSN: 1098-4275
Source of Funding: Health Resources and Services Administration Maternal and Child Health Bureau grant R40 MC 00319; Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Department of Health and Human Services Adolescent Health Protection Research Training grant T01-DP000112
Study Design: Longitudinal Study
Publication Type: Journal Article
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Age Group: Adolescence (13-17 yrs), Adulthood (18 yrs & older), Young Adulthood (18-29 yrs)
Keywords: Adolescent Attitudes
Adolescents
Body Dissatisfaction
Body Image
Eating Behavior
Eating Disorders
Gender Differences
High School Students
Junior High School Students
Magazines
Mental Health
Personality
Psychology
Self Esteem
Thin Ideal
Weight

 

 

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