Predictors of “Liking” Three Types of Health and Fitness-Related Content on Social Media: A Cross-Sectional Study

@inproceedings{Carrotte2015PredictorsO,
  title={Predictors of “Liking” Three Types of Health and Fitness-Related Content on Social Media: A Cross-Sectional Study},
  author={Elise Rose Carrotte and Alyce M Vella and Megan Su Cheng Lim},
  booktitle={Journal of medical Internet research},
  year={2015}
}
BACKGROUND Adolescence and young adulthood are key periods for developing norms related to health behaviors and body image, and social media can influence these norms. Social media is saturated with content related to dieting, fitness, and health. Health and fitness-related social media content has received significant media attention for often containing objectifying and inaccurate health messages. Limited research has identified problematic features of such content, including stigmatizing… CONTINUE READING
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