By Emily Fox-Kales
Combining the analytical instruments of cinema reports with insights from medical perform all for consuming issues, physique pictures bargains a compelling case for frequent media literacy to wrestle the results of the "eating disordered tradition" represented in Hollywood productions and well known photos of megastar life.
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