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Media has a huge influence on every single individual in todays society Children as young as four years old are consumed with media In return many teens grow up thinking that thinness is the definition of beauty There are so many commercials about dieting and girls that are a healthy weight lose more then they need too because media tells society that is what people should do Not only does television radio and music tell children and teens that thin large breasted perfect teeth and a clear skin are the definition of beauty The media expects beauty to be materialistic Beauty is an eating disorder in disguise and even death waiting to happenA study was done at the University of Central Florida stating that almost fifty percent of girls aged three to six had problems with their bodies Several women were asked what they wished they weighed and thirty percent chose a weight that was twenty percent underweight Eighty percent of ten year olds have a fear of being fat One in two hundred women are diagnosed with Anorexia Two to three out of a hundred are a victim of Bulimia Nervosa Eating disorders are usually started as teens but start early as eight years old This is how the media makes millions of dollars every year The more destructive lies media feeds Americans the more money they make Ninety percent of people who have an eating disorder are the ages twelve to twenty - five years of age This is the ideal age for the media to take a hold of these young teens and change their life forever Under the BMI Body Mass Index most models are considered anorexic Vogue magazines Model of the year weighed one hundred fifteen pounds which was twenty five percent under the ideal weight for her height The ideal weight of a model is one hundred seventeen and has a height of 511 The average women in
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