30% of women would trade at least one year of their life to achieve their ideal body weight & shape

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Latest research conducted for new eating disorder charity The Succeed Foundation, in partnership with the University of the West of England (UWE), has found that 30% of women would trade at least one year of their life to achieve their ideal body weight and shape.
Dr Phillippa Diedrichs from the Centre for Appearance Research at the University of the West of England, said, ‘The survey took place on university campuses around the UK. The findings highlight that body image is an issue for all women and not just adolescent girls as is often thought.
‘The other really important finding is that the majority of women surveyed said that more needs to be done to promote positive body image on their university campuses.
‘In response to this, this weekend the Succeed Foundation in collaboration with the Centre for Appearance Research at the University of the West of England, is launching “The Succeed Body Image Programme”. The programme is based on

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