Study links Facebook use with negative body image

04/14/2014 | HealthDay News

Women who spend more time on Facebook tend to be less satisfied with the way they look, according to a survey of 881 college students. This link was especially strong among women who wanted to lose weight, the study found. "Feeling negatively about yourself and increased body comparison is sort of the first step towards disordered eating," said study author Petya Eckler of the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow, Scotland. "Not in everyone, but that's definitely one of the phases women go through."

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