Now we have yet another reason to not let young kids on the Internet.
A new study from the Center for Eating Disorders at Sheppard Pratt in Maryland surveyed 600 Facebook users between 16 and 40-years-old.
Over half of those people said that Facebook makes them feel more self-conscious about their bodies and weight.
What's surprising is men were some of those surveyed with the most negative feelings.
More women admitted they'd like to lose weight, but men were more vocal about their own opinions, literally posting negative comments about their own weight.
The associate director of the center that did the study said:
"People are now constantly aware of their appearance, thanks to Facebook. A common reaction is, 'I need to be thinner' And it's that kind of thinking that can lead to hazardous dieting. Facebook is an influential factor in developing severe eating disorders."
The worst part is the new Facebook timeline. It can so easily show a person how much better they used to look.
That can lead to depression, which can lead to eating disorders, which can lead to a multitude of health problems.
If you can't stop staring at pictures and judging yourself on Facebook, then maybe it's time to log off.
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