TikTok promotes toxic diet culture among teens, young adults: Study
The study, which was just published in PLOS One, found that TikTok is largely dominated by weight-normative messaging or the notion that a person's weight is the most significant indicator of their health. The most popular videos on TikTok glorify weight loss and present food as a means of achieving health and thinness.
According to new research from the University of Vermont, the most popular TikTok content related to food, nutrition, and weight fosters a harmful diet culture among teens and young adults, while professional voices are largely absent from the conversation.
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