A team of British researchers have found that manipulating images of women’s bodies can help women feel better when looking at the photo.This improved how the female recipient of the feels about their body when looking at the photo a woman tweaked to look slightly overweight. Dr. Helen Bould, a psychiatrist at Oxford University who led the study team concluded that the women being shown larger images of other women felt happier with their own bodies because they felt that they were smaller than the women in the image.The researchers hope to use this technique to help children and adults with eating disorders and increase their self-esteem. Countries like Italy, Spain, Israel and France have banned the use of super-skinny models in media due to the images negative influence on self-esteems. Overall the researcher’s study showed that using media images of women with a BMI in a healthy range can result in reducing body dissatisfaction and the risk of eating disorders.

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