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What causes muscle dysmorphia?

Muscle dysmorphia has no specific physical cause, and any underlying physical or genetic cause that may be present is also typically heavily linked to psychological and social factors. People may develop muscle dysmorphia because they feel pressure to become more muscular, or because they are insecure about their body image. There is also evidence that some people have a genetic predisposition to the condition. While all of these things can influence the development of muscle dysmorphia, they do not necessarily always cause or intensify the condition.

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