Social Media and Eating Disorders

Well, here’s an interesting Medium article by a pediatrician discussing a link between social media use and eating disorders in young people.

https://elemental.medium.com/does-social-media-cause-eating-disorders-622a2c1e9f3f

A more direct source for the study is here:

https://www.healio.com/psychiatry/eating-disorders/news/online/%7B909b5c53-b22c-4f66-aaef-622dfdffc44e%7D/social-media-use-associated-with-disordered-eating-among-young-adolescents

And apparently, it’s not just the female gender that is affected. Lead investigator Wilksch found 45% of male adolescents in the study were affected.

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