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Experts, Recovering Anorexics Warn About Dangers of ‘Thinspiration’ Sites

Experts, Recovering Anorexics Warn About Dangers of ‘Thinspiration’ Sites

Tom Morello/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — There is growing online pro-anorexia, or “pro ana” movement dominated by anorexics who view their quest for extreme thinness as a lifestyle choice rather than an illness, and it has many experts worried.

Three Facts Families Should Know About Eating Disorders

Three Facts Families Should Know About Eating Disorders

David De Lossy/Photodisc/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Eating disorders aren’t your typical dinner table conversation.  However, studies suggest more people die of anorexia than any other mental health disorder. In a recent Twitter chat on eating …

Men with Eating Disorders Have Tougher Time Getting Help

Men with Eating Disorders Have Tougher Time Getting Help

Courtesy Victor Avon(NEW YORK) — Of the estimated 30 million people in the United States with eating disorders, about 10 million of them are men, according to the National Eating Disorders Association. Despite this, many residential treatment faciliti…

Karl Lagerfeld Says Models Are ‘Not That Skinny’

Karl Lagerfeld Says Models Are ‘Not That Skinny’

Antonio de Moraes Barros Filho/WireImage(LONDON) — Karl Lagerfeld, the Chanel honcho who called Adele “a little too fat” and complained about “fat mummies” ruining fashion, is at it again. In an interview this week with the U.K…

Nicole Scherzinger Reveals 8-Year Bulimia Battle

Nicole Scherzinger Reveals 8-Year Bulimia Battle

SAV/FilmMagic(LOS ANGELES) — As a member of the Pussycat Dolls, Nicole Scherzinger appeared to be at the height of her fame, winning MTV awards, selling albums and appearing all over the world.Behind the scenes, however, the singer was in the midst of…

Anorexia Patients Overestimate Their Own Sizes in Study

Anorexia Patients Overestimate Their Own Sizes in Study

Goodshoot/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Now there’s more proof to show that patients with anorexia can’t tell how thin they’ve actually become.Researchers from the University Hospital of Lille in France took a new approach to asking anorexic patients about h…

Kate Upton Fires Back Against Body Critics

Kate Upton Fires Back Against Body Critics

Tony Barson/FilmMagic(NEW YORK) — In the midst of a very public battle over her body image, model Kate Upton has fired back against those who have been attacking her weight.A pro-anorexia website called Upton “thick” and “vulgar&rdqu…

Eating Disorders in Older Women on the Rise

Eating Disorders in Older Women on the Rise

David De Lossy/Photodisc/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — While many attribute eating disorders to teen girls and young women, experts say there may be a growing number of older people who experience the same struggles.  Whether there is more awareness and…

Girl Petitions "Seventeen" Magazine to Feature Un-Airbrushed Photos

Girl Petitions "Seventeen" Magazine to Feature Un-Airbrushed Photos

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Long lean legs, a teeny tiny waist, perfect skin and glossy hair—these are the flawless features commonly found in fashion magazines. But who looks like this? Nobody, because while models have always been made …

Internet Crackdown on Pro-Anorexia Sites

Internet Crackdown on Pro-Anorexia Sites

Photos.com/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Two years ago, when Madeleine Bowman began treatment for anorexia, she stopped looking at a pro-anorexia website that for years had served as her community and her source for ideas to nurture her secret illness.But on…

Lady Gaga Criticized for ‘Pop Singers Don’t Eat’ Twitter Post

Lady Gaga Criticized for ‘Pop Singers Don’t Eat’ Twitter Post

PRNewsFoto/Interscope Records(NEW YORK) — Lady Gaga was likely joking when she tweeted on Tuesday about eating a salad while secretly craving a cheeseburger, and added the hashtag “#PopSingersDontEat.”  But now, the singer, who’…

‘Thinspiration’ Boards on Pinterest Encourage Eating Disorders

‘Thinspiration’ Boards on Pinterest Encourage Eating Disorders

Hemera/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Pictures of jutting bones, concave stomachs and toothpick thighs are sprinkled throughout a handful of boards on the visually-driven social networking site Pinterest, providing “thinspiration” for men and wome…

Military Servicemembers at Increased Risk for Eating Disorders

Military Servicemembers at Increased Risk for Eating Disorders

Jupiterimages/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Mounting evidence suggests that eating disorders are higher among servicemembers than among civilians.While there’s not enough substantial data collected to quantify the prevalence of eating disorders among service…

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