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Do You too Suffer from Angelina Jolie Syndrome?

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If you are extra health cautious and pay extra attention to the probability of dangerous diseases that you may suffer from ‘Angelina Jolie syndrome’.

Image via independent.co.uk
Image via independent.co.uk

What the actual story is?

Hollywood superstar Angelina Jolie had a double mastectomy to prevent the onset of breast cancer. The study claims increased commercialisation of health issues have led to ‘healthism’. Even simple concerns about the ‘standards’ of physical condition may provoke hypercorrection, such as surgery on a healthy body This approach criticises everything that fails to fit into the glamorous standards of a beautiful, young and slim body.

Image via unhcr.org
Image via unhcr.org

Popular healthcare policy today often shifts the responsibility for health from healthcare institutions to individuals themselves, and shifts the focus from treatment to prevention, including prevention of even purely hypothetical pathologies. Research says.