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Mothers, Daughters, and Diets

Researchers conducted a study on the relationship between mothers and daughters with respect to communication about body image and dieting. They focused on the interactions between mothers and daughters to discover patterns of behavior that send messages about body image and dieting. Their conclusion was that mothers' attitudes about their bodies and their dieting behaviors greatly influence the same in their daughters. Regardless of where they are on the spectrum between embracing a thin female body to rejecting society's obsession with thinness, mothers and daughters influence each other's opinions about these issues. Read more about this article and others topics.