I’m not just fat, I’m old: has the study of body image overlooked “old talk”?

@inproceedings{Becker2013ImNJ,
  title={I’m not just fat, I’m old: has the study of body image overlooked “old talk”?},
  author={Carolyn Black Becker and Phillippa Claire Diedrichs and Glen S Jankowski and Chelsey A Werchan},
  booktitle={Journal of eating disorders},
  year={2013}
}
BACKGROUND Research indicates that body dissatisfaction is correlated with and often predictive of both physical and mental health problems. "Fat talk," a well-studied form of body image talk in adolescents and university-aged women, has been implicated as contributing to body dissatisfaction and mediating the relationship between body dissatisfaction and other mental health problems. Limited research, however, has investigated fat talk across the female lifespan. Further, consistent with most… CONTINUE READING
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