Guardian article on the extent of photo retouching in the media

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In 2007, a study at the University of Missouri found that a wide variety of women felt noticeably worse about themselves after viewing pictures of models in magazine adverts for just three minutes. Another study in 1999, found that nearly 70% of teenage girls surveyed said their idea of the “perfect” body shape was influenced by the pictures they saw in magazines.

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