The influence of the media and advertising on eating disorders

Ruth S. Contreras-Espinosa, Zahaira González Romo, Irene Garcia Medina, Mónika Jiménez-Morales, Victoria Carrillo-Durán, María Sánchez-Hernández

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    This article describes a literature review of the influence of advertising and the media on Eating Disorders (ED). Research published in scientific journals in various fields of social sciences such as psychology, psychiatry and communication science has enabled us to conclude that the content displayed in the media, including advertising, are enhancers of disorders and contribute significantly to body dissatisfaction in relation to the perceived idea of beauty, it also facilitates the development of weight loss strategies in women and gain of muscle mass in men.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationICORIA 2010
    Place of PublicationMadrid
    PublisherUniversidad Autónoma de Madrid
    Number of pages12
    ISBN (Electronic)978-84-7356-705-3
    Publication statusPublished - 2012


    • media
    • advertising
    • eating disorders


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