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Teenagers influenced by what their friends watch on TV

A new study by researchers at Harvard Medical School has found that girls are influenced more by what their friends watch on television than by their own television viewing. The authors found that indirect TV exposure was found to influence aspects of behaviour such as: body image; pressure to be thin and it increased the chances of having an eating disorder by 60%

Review of study here

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