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8Feb/110

Facebook linked to eating disorders

In a new study from the University of Haifa, researchers found that the more time adolescent girls spend in front of Facebook, the more their chances of developing a negative body image and various eating disorders, such as anorexia, bulimia and exaggerated dieting.  However, there was also a link to a girl's level of empowerment.  The researchers found that parents could influence this factor by knowing what their daughters were doing on the Internet, sharing the experience with them and discussing their daughters' searching habits with them.   Read the news article here

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