Numbers Don't Lie

Tuesday, October 24, 2006

Quest for a perfect body

We are living in a image-conscious time. According to one survey, over 56% of women and 43% of men are dissatisfied with their appearance. That dissatisfaction motivates a whole host of behaviors - weight loss, cosmetic and fashion purchases, and cosmetic surgery. Although the idea that breast implants can trigger silicone-induced cancers, autoimmune disorders and other deadly disease is well known, more than 290,000 women in the US had breast implants in 2005, up 37% from 2000.

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Blogger CHIC-HANDSOME said...

life just good

2:57 AM

 
Blogger Matt said...

Fascinating statistics. Thanks.

5:13 AM

 
Blogger Sicilian said...

Conversation at work. . . . I kid you not. . . surgery or exercise to change some unsightly parts of the body . . . you guess the answer.
Ciao

7:07 AM

 
Blogger Jen said...

We're living in an immediate gratification society, what can I say?

5:43 PM

 
Blogger Mike said...

I'm only dissatisfied 43% of the time.

10:55 PM

 
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11:00 PM

 
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12:13 AM

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey cool, i like the facts, you might be on a winner with that!

1:49 AM

 
Blogger Johnny Ong said...

maybe u like to look at wwf internationa's latest living planet index 2006 ... lots of statistics on current world environment

5:00 AM

 
Blogger Andrew said...

On the subject of our perceptions of beauty, I bet you guys would enjoy the time-lapse video at campaignforrealbeauty.ca (watch it in hi-res so you can see her skin change).

12:09 PM

 
Blogger Wild Chill said...

Well, 100% of me feels that people who are insecure of their looks are way over their heads.

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12:21 PM

 
Blogger Leal said...

Hi!
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5:09 AM

 

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