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What factors have contributed to the number eating disorders? Be sure to look at all of them including the epidemic of obesity-- in the United States today? Name one way you believe that we can begin to turn around this trend of eating disorders (at least 200 words with a credible reference).

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As you assess factors that have contributed to the number eating disorders, I definitely see a strong correlation with social learning theory and how media images of waif-like models and actresses, along with hypermasculine, "six-pack abed men" influence eating disorder. The obesity epidemic also causes people to take ...

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This solution uses research to assess various factors that have contributed to the number eating disorders. Media images are emphasized.

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(Your response can be based on your own personal thoughts or your response can also be supported by scholarly source that has been supported and formatted with APA citation referencing. If you do use scholarly source limited the use quotations, instead record the information from the source that was located by using your own words to answer.)

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