Fight Eating Disorders With Facebook

Florida State University researchers examined whether social media usage is linked to eating disorders. The first study examined 960 college women who answered a self-reported eating disorder screening assessment. As a result, there was a small but still significant positive correlation found between eating disorders and the duration of Facebook usage by these women. The […]

FACEBOOK TIED TO HIGHER RISK OF EATING DISORDERS

According to this article, new research proves that high Facebook usage is linked to an increased risk of eating disorders. Research investigators at Florida State University analyzed 960 college women and discovered that the more time these women spent on Facebook was associated with higher levels of disordered eating. The reason behind this discovery is […]

Factors That May Contribute to Eating Disorders

Before singling out and focusing on how social media impacts on eating disorders, we first need to look at all the possible contributing factors. NEDA or the National Eating Disorders Association provides information on their website for everything one may need to know about eating disorders. One of their many links is factors that may […]

FRP Rough Draft

Eating Disorders and Social Media With over 1.23 billion users on Facebook, 1 billion users on YouTube, 243 million active users on Twitter, 150 million on instagram, 70 million users on pinterest and 108.9 blogs on tumblr, our lives have never been more intertwined with technology (Smith 1). Though living in a technologically advanced society […]