Proof women fret more than men about their weight: Brain scans show females have a greater reaction when their body image appears obese 



Women are at greater risk of eating disorders than men because they worry more if their body appears fat, a study suggests.
Brain scans show they have a greater emotional reaction when their body image is distorted to appear obese.
When men experienced the same illusion, the effect was far less marked.
Researchers from the University of York and the Karolinska Institute in Sweden asked 32 volunteers – half of them women – to wear a virtual reality headset.
The goggles distorted their perception, making their body appear either obese or slim when they looked through them.
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12 October 2016 in Health, Views: 41
Source: Daily Mail
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