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Playing with ultra-thin dolls could make girls as young as five want skinnier bodies

By Lynda Boothroyd, Professor in Psychology, Durham University
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Dolls have been a feature of human cultures for millenia, with the oldest known dolls, made of wood, dating back to 2000BC. These days, fashion dolls are popular choices for children’s toys, with Barbie listed as one of the best-selling toys of all time.

However, some of the most popular fashion dolls have impossibly…

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