The following is an excerpt from the book The 4-Hour Body by Timothy Ferris which I found share worthy.
The word cellulite first appeared in the April 15, 1968, issue of Vogue Magazine, and this invented disease soon had a believer base worldwide:
Vogue began to focus on the body as much as the clothes, in part because there was little they could dictate with the anarchic styles....In a stunning move, an entire replacement culture was developed by naming a "problem" where it had scarcely existed before, centering it on the women's natural state, and elevating it to the existential female dilemma....The number of diet related articles rose 70 percent from 1968 to 1972.
Cellulite is fat. Nothing special, neither a disease nor a unique female problem without solutions. It can be removed.
Cape Cod Moms