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05 April 2011

Dying to be thin

A survey found that women said they would gladly shorten their lives by a year or more - in exchange for an ideal body weight.

A survey found that 30% of British women at 20 universities said they would shorten their lives by a year or more in exchange for an ideal body weight.

The age of the 320 women surveyed was just under 25 years on average, and ranged from 18 to 65. The study showed a disconcerting gap between reality and image when it came to self-perception, Diedrichs said.

 
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