Within 3 years of TV catching on in Fiji …

Within 3 years of TV catching on in Fiji in 1995, over 11% of girls reported purging to lose weight in a country previously free of eating disorders. In 2007 the same researcher organized a sample study group and reported a startling increase in this number, to 45%. Along with this, came the ideation of “rich, cosmopolitan” lives, and an overall increase in mental health issues.

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