Adolescent boys and the muscular male body ideal / Magdala Peixoto Labre. - (Journal of Adolescent Health 30 (2002) 4 (April); p. 233-242)
- PMID: 11927235
- DOI: 10.1016/s1054-139x(01)00413-x
The past 20 years have seen substantial research linking the thin female beauty ideal portrayed in the media with a range of health problems among adolescent girls and women, including body dissatisfaction and eating disorders. Less attention has been paid to the ways in which the increasingly muscular male body ideal may be contributing to body dissatisfaction and harmful weight-control and muscle-development behaviors among adolescent males.