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Visit federal resources like the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (https://www.cdc.gov) and the National Institutes of Health (https://www.nih.gov) to see how eating disorders and obesity are now considered within the medical model. Talk about the implications of subsuming these phenomena under the medical model, and discuss social factors affecting these conditions. Also examine how the media contributes to the onset and pervasiveness of these disorders.

The media contributes to eating disorders like anorexia by providing viewers with false body images.

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This post is asking a couple of different questions. One of the questions is focused on the media's influence on eating disorders. While I think it is erroneous to place all of the blame for eating disorders on the media, I do think that the media does share some of the blame for eating disorders in both teens and adults.

Average media consumption rates have slowly increased over the last few decades. The current average media consumption is over ten hours of media...

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