Psychology & Psychiatry

How body ideals shape the health of gay men

Gay men currently receive little research attention when it comes to health issues such as eating disorders and other body image concerns. Yet expectations are high for gay men, as the western ideal masculine body is muscular ...

Health

Breastfeeding decisions

(Medical Xpress)—Mothers concerned about their changing shape and appearance during pregnancy are less likely to breastfeed after their baby is born, new research has uncovered.

Psychology & Psychiatry

Size matters most in the locker room

(Medical Xpress)—Research on men's body self-image shows they are more concerned by what other men think of their bodies than what their sexual partners think.

Psychology & Psychiatry

Women's body talk: Perception stronger than reality?

How women think their friends feel about their bodies influences their own body concerns, according to a new study by Dr. Louise Wasylkiw and Molly Williamson from Mount Alison University in Canada. Their work, which examines ...

Health

New study to explore emotion and food connection

(Medical Xpress) -- Among the greatest concerns for females in an age of celebrity culture is the issue of body image. Concerns about how we look can take over our lives and significantly impact our mood and relationships.

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