New study on women’s body shape
ALMOST one in three women attending university would swap a year or more of their life for their ideal body shape, a survey suggested.
The results showed 93% of women have also had negative thoughts about their body in the last week, with 31% feeling critical of their figure several times a day.
Some 30% of those surveyed would trade at least one year of their life for their perfect shape, with 16% saying they would swap one year, 10% saying they would trade two to five years of their life and 2% willing to trade six to 10 years.
The study, of 320 women aged 18 to 65 attending UK universities, was carried out for eating disorder charity The Succeed Foundation.