January 2011
Time International (Atlantic Edition);1/24/2011, Vol. 177 Issue 3, p8
The article looks at a 2007 study of Fijan girls who were exposed to Western images of beauty through television, which found that the girls were 60% more likely to have disordered eating habits.


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