ThinkstockWhich TV show is better for your body image: "How to Look Good Naked," which encourages real women to love their bodies, or "America's Next Top Model," which parades skinny, young girls hoping to become the next Tyra?
Sound like a no-brainer? It's not.
New research coming out next year in the Journal of Social and Clinical Psychology, finds that TV shows promoting positive body image actually have the opposite effect-a conclusion most people wouldn't expect.
In the study, 120 female college students were separated into three groups: 40 students watched a TV show promoting positive body image (the British version of "How to Look Good Naked"), 40 watched a show promoting the thin ideal ("Britain and Ireland's Next Top Model"), and 40 watched a neutral nature documentary.Read More »from Do "Real Women" Makeover Shows Help Us Love Our Bodies – Or Not?