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Wearing hijab helps body confidence
British Psychological Society
British Muslim women who wear the hijab feel generally better about their body image than those who don't wear the hijab suggests research published in the British Journal of Psychology today.
The research, conducted by Dr Viren Swami from the University of Westminster and colleagues looked at body image issues amongst British Muslim women.
Dr Swami explained: "In the West anxiety about body image, for women, is so prevalent it's considered normal. This study aimed to explore how these attitudes differ within a British Muslim community."
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