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of adolescents report body image distress (1)
of adult women want to be thinner (2)
Children can tell us that 'thin is good and fat is bad' from the age of 3 (3)
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(of course there are references)
Milton, A., Hambleton, A., Roberts, A., Davenport, T., Flego, A., Burns, J., & Hickie, I. (2021). Body Image Distress and Its Associations From an International Sample of Men and Women Across the Adult Life Span: Web-Based Survey Study. JMIR Formative Research, 5(11), e25329.
Runfola, C. D., Von Holle, A., Trace, S. E., Brownley, K. A., Hofmeier, S. M., Gagne, D. A., & Bulik, C. M. (2013). Body dissatisfaction in women across the lifespan: Results of the UNC‐SELF and gender and body image (GABI) studies. European Eating Disorders Review, 21(1), 52-59.
Spiel, E. C., Paxton, S. J., & Yager, Z. (2012). Weight attitudes in 3-to 5-year-old children: Age differences and cross-sectional predictors. Body image, 9(4), 524-527.