Centre for Appearance Research

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The Centre for Appearance Research (CAR) is the world’s largest research group focusing on the role of appearance and body image in people’s lives. CAR strives to make a real difference to the lives of the many millions of people with appearance-related concerns both in the United Kingdom and across the world.

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