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Please do not be fooled by all the hype to be thin like many of the celebrities. Their anorexic/bulimic behavior has forced many of them to be hospitalized. Eating Disorders are not glamorous, Get Help now!
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FOX NEWS - "Hot" List Backlash
An anonymous committee of students at Issaquah High School created a "May Madness" bracket of 64 girls and 64 guys pitted against each other based on looks alone. Each week, students vote on who is the most attractive. It's a tradition at the school that has gone on for at least the last five years.
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For Some Women, Genes May Influence Pressure to be Thin
Genetics may make some women more vulnerable to the pressure of being thin, a study led by Michigan State University researchers has found. From size-zero models to airbrushed film stars, thinness is portrayed as equaling beauty across Western culture, and it's an ideal often cited as a cause of eating disorder symptoms in young women...
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The Biology Behind Binge Eating
Female rats are much more likely to binge eat than male rats, according to new research that provides some of the strongest evidence yet that biology plays a role in eating disorders....
Lady Gaga Launches Campaign to Help People With Eating Disorders
Lady Gaga is opening up about her struggles with an eating disorder, deciding instead to flaunt her so-called curvy flaws and launching a campaign for others to do the same. Firing back at tabloid attacks on her 25-pound weight gain, the singer posted photos of herself wearing only a bra and panties on her website Tuesday.
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Social Media Encourages Status of "Thigh-Gap"
Numerous young girls are following the new movement of posting pictures of their "thigh gaps" on social media sites. The way a "thigh gap" is described is - if they put their knees together, their hips do not touch.
Mother Discovers Daughter's Weight-Loss Plan: "Diyet List"
An Australian mother discovered a heartbreaking, handwritten note lying on the floor of her daughter's room: the 7-year-old's "diyet" list. Cheney said she found the diet list alongside her daughter's Polly Pockets and friendship bracelets, but it is the girl's spelling that poignantly highlights just how young she is.
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Too-Skinny Ban Against Models Takes Place in Israel
A company selling weight-loss products on the internet has begun to directly target teenagers with eating disorders using Tumblr, pushing its "system" on girls participating in the online "pro-ana" subculture that encourages anorexia and bulimia.
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Too-Skinny Ban Against Models Takes Place in Israel
A controversial Israeli law banning too-skinny models went into effect with the start of 2013, prompting observers around the world to buzz about how much weight it will hold.
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In 2011, the singer discussed her struggles on her iVillage.com blog. There are often traumas and abuses/neglect that are begging to be healed. Fat can be a way to protect ourselves and survive, a way to control something in a world where everything feels out of control, and a way to stave off profound fear of feeling our feelings....
"Take care for your children because their loss is irreparable," Reston's mother, Miriam, told the O Globo newspaper. "Nothing can make the pain go away. No money in the world is worth the life of your child."
The model's cousin, Dani Grimaldi, told the Estado de Sao Paulo newspaper that Reston also battled bulimia.
It is always heartbreaking to me when somebody dies as the result of not getting treatment for an eating disorder. Especially, at the young age of 21. This is also why I am strongly against pro-ana websites. Those who promote pro-anorexia do not understand how serious anorexia can be. It is an eating disorder that needs to be taken serious.
If you know someone who is suffering from an eating disorder, I want you to know there is hope if you get them help in time. If you would like more information on how you can help someone you suspect, or you know, has an eating disorder, click here for Special Reports on helping others.
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"I had been on this insane diet for almost 17 years to maintain the weight that was demanded of me when I was modeling," Otis says. "My diet was really starvation. I am not naturally that thin so I had to go through everything from using drugs to diet pills to laxatives to fasting. Those were my main ways of controlling my weight."
Snooki's eating problems didn't surface until her Jersey Shore costar Mike The Situation Sorrentino said that she basically had enough rolls already...while she was about to eat a roll at dinner. She later told The Insider that she wouldn't eat all that much in high school. I would only have lunch, and I would only have salads. It got so crazy that I would only eat a cracker or a cucumber a day and I would feel full.
Thinning of Women on Television
Starving for Attention
Walking A Thin Line (Celebrities, mass media and
Negative body image influences eating disorders