University Central Hospital

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The popularity of Barbie ensures that its effect on the game of children attracts a high degree of control. The criticism often are based on the assumption that girls consider Barbie a model to follow and try to imitate it. One of the most common criticisms of Barbie is that she promotes an unrealistic idea of body image of a young woman, who carries a risk that girls who try to emulate her will become anorexic. A Barbie doll is 11.5 inches tall, giving a height of 5 feet 9 inches to 1/6 scale standard. Barbie vital statistics have been estimated at 36 inches or its equivalent in 91 centimetres chest, 18 inches or 46 inches waist and 33 u 84 centimeters inches (HIPS). According to research by the University Central Hospital in Helsinki, Finland, would be 17 to 22 per cent of the body needed fat so that a women menstruate. In 1963 the Barbie Baby-Sits set came with a book entitled How to lose weight, which advised: do not eat. The same book was included in another set called Slumber Party in 1965 along with a bathroom scale rose from reading at 110 pounds, which would be around 35 pounds below normal for a woman of 5 ft weight 9 inches in height.

In 1997 Barbie’s body mold was redesigned and given a wider waist, with Mattel saying that thereby the doll would fit more with contemporary fashion designs. Colorada Francie made his debut in 1967, and is sometimes described as the first African-American Barbie doll. However, it was produced using existing moulds for the white Francie doll head and lacked the African-American features apart from a dark skin. The first African American Doll in the Barbie range is generally regarded as Christie, who made his debut in 1968. Black Barbie was released in 1980, but still had white features.

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