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ED News Weekly – Photoshop Destroying Body Image, LIARexics and Understanding Male Eating Disorders

Is Photoshop Destroying America’s Body Image

Many celebrities such as Kate Winslet and Brad Pitt believe that Photoshop has taken things too far. Photoshop is used in most magazines to correct flaws and/or make the people in the photos unrealistically thin.  When people see these magazines they feel as though they need to be that thin in order to be attractive. This article here argues how Photoshop can help start or lead someone to have an eating disorder.

Liar-exics: Why do women always fib about how much they eat?

A new trend in eating disorders is known as Liar-exics (women who order huge portions of food when out with others, but dramatically restrict their portions in private). The trend is even more pronounced among female celebrities. Fearful of appearing to be too hung up on eating, actresses who maintain size six figures are desperate to prove how ‘healthy’ or, in other words, large their appetites are. More on this new subject can be found in this article here.

Understanding Male Eating Disorders

understanding male eating disordersIn recent years, data point to the increasing number of men and boys presenting with anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa and related food and body image disorders. In fact, research suggests that male eating disorders now account for at least 10 percent of all cases. Interestingly, despite significant biological, psychological and sociological differences between men and women, the etiology of eating disorders remains fairly constant between the two genders.