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The Media Influence on Americas Youth and Eating Disorders

The Media Influence on Americas Youth and Eating Disorders

Do you understand the influence that the  media has on teens struggling with eating disorders or those struggling with their body image?  Learn about how the media influence in today’s society has an impact on teens and eating disorders.

eating disordersAccording to an article at yorkregion.com, “Teens and the Truth About Eating Disorders”

“A staggeringly high percentage of young girls and teens abstain from eating, or purge, which further reduces their confidence and well-being. Many of these girls develop acute eating disorders ranging from binge eating disorder to bulimia and anorexia nervosa.

Research has concluded genetic makeup, biochemical and psychological predispositions may be linked to eating disorders. Overwhelmingly, though, research also suggests societal perceptions, cultural and media influence and peer pressure compound the insecurities of these young girls.  

The media, TV, film, advertising and music have a powerful influence on young females.

This can result in creating an inaccurate, unattainable and conflictingly negative perception of reality, which places a considerable burden on young people.” To read the entire article click here.

Do you have a teen or loved one that struggles with an eating disorder or body image issues? For information on Reno nutritional counseling contact ABC Nutrition Services at 775-329-0505 or visit ABCNutritionServices.com.

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