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What's to blame? NDSU study finds disparity between what people with and without eating disorders think causes them

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FARGO - Society largely blames eating disorders on unrealistic body images portrayed in magazines or on TV, but a North Dakota State University researcher found that media influence plays only a small role in their development.

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In an open-ended survey conducted in 2010-11, a group of more than 200 individuals without eating disorders and a group of about 60 individuals with eating disorders were asked to list what they believed to be some of the reasons.

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