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Superhero action figures lead to an unhealthy body image

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Eating disorders like anorexia and bulimia are most commonly discussed as an issue affecting women. While this is true, over the years there has been a steady rise in the number of men experiencing eating and body image disorders.

Many have said unrealistic superhero action figures and bulked-up athletes are partly to blame. But has there always been a false representation of the ‘ideal’ male figure? And how can we curb the tide of negative body image?

Panorama reporter Tara Cosoleto finds out. 

*** Please note, this report does discuss eating disorders. So if you or someone you know needs support, please contact Lifeline on 13 11 14 or Kids Helpline on 1800 55 1800***

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