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Government intervention would be justified to prevent a potential epidemic of food disorders

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Joan Costa-Font and Mireia Jofre-Bonet argue that distorted perceptions of self-image influence health-related behaviours. Through their empirical research, they find that social pressure is a determinant of eating disorders and policy should compensate against damaging peer-effects and counter the spread of this epidemic

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http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/43787/1/__Libfile_repository_Content_LSE%20Politics%20and%20Policy%20Blog_March%202012%20to%20be%20added_blogs.lse.ac.uk-Government_intervention_would_be_justified_to_prevent_a_potential_epidemic_of_food_disorders.pdf

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