Health: Boys and Their Bodies

It's no secret that the impossibly thin fashion models glorified in magazines have made countless women feel bad about their own bodies. New research shows that the muscle-bound hunks in TV and print ads can affect guys too. Psychologists at the University of Central Florida studied 158 male college students, average age 21, and found that those who were shown TV commercials featuring fit, muscular, sometimes bare-chested men were more depressed and had more body dissatisfaction than students who watched neutral ads. In fact, the latter group reported a decrease in depression after seeing the non-appearance-related ads. Who says men aren't...

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