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No More Pro-Anorexia Blogs on Tumblr

Blogging site to enforce new content policy

(Newser) - Tumblr is taking a stand against blogs that promote self-harm. When a new content policy goes into effect, likely next week, pro-anorexia blogs or others that urge readers to self-injure will no longer be allowed on the blogging site, according to a staff post today. The Awl and New York'...

Marc Jacobs Sends Girls, 14, Down Runway

'There is no controversy,' he declares as he flouts industry standards

(Newser) - Designer Marc Jacobs is flouting fashion industry recommendations by sending 14-year-old models down his catwalk. “I do the show the way I think it should be, not the way somebody tells me it should be,” Jacobs told the New York Times after his Manhattan presentation. "There is...

Demi Lovato Furious Over Disney Anorexia Joke

Disney yanks episodes in response to anorexia-battling star

(Newser) - After battling anorexia, singer/actress Demi Lovato is furious her former boss, the Disney Channel, joked about the eating disorder on a TV show. A character on the program Shake It Up said recently: “I could just eat you up. Well, if I ate.” Lovato responded in an incensed,...

Yoplait Pulls Ad Accused of Promoting Eating Disorders

Health group says plot is too close for comfort

(Newser) - There's healthy, and then there's insensitive, argues the National Eating Disorders Association. General Mills has pulled a Yoplait commercial that NEDA says promotes anorexia and bulimia, reports Huffington Post . The ad depicts a slim woman standing in front of a refrigerator while she justifies eating a slice of...

Spring Births Linked to Higher Anorexia Risk

Those born in fall in least danger, study suggests

(Newser) - Those born between March and June face a higher risk of developing anorexia, a study suggests. Oxford scientists reviewed the birthdays of 1,300 people with the eating disorder and found “clear evidence” leading to their conclusion, the New York Post reports. September and October produced the fewest anorexia...

Eating Disorders Hit 500K Teens

3% of teens affected by binge-eating, bulimia, or anorexia

(Newser) - An eating disorder study being billed as the largest analysis of US teens ever is returning some depressingly large numbers: More than half a million have had an eating disorder, according to government research. Binge-eating was the most common disorder, found in 1.5% of teens studied, followed by bulimia...

Too Much Facebook May Lead to Eating Disorder
Too Much Facebook
May Lead to Eating Disorder
study says

Too Much Facebook May Lead to Eating Disorder

Study: The more time teen girls spend on network, greater their chances

(Newser) - The eating-disorder blame game has a new player: Facebook. A study has found that the more time teen girls spend on the social network, the greater their risk of developing anorexia or bulimia. The researchers asked 248 girls, ages 12 to 19, about their Internet and TV habits, and eating...

Model Isabelle Caro's Mother Commits Suicide

Marie Caro reportedly feeling 'enormous guilt'

(Newser) - A sad footnote to a tragic story: The mother of Isabelle Caro, the anorexic model who died last month , has committed suicide. Marie Caro's husband told a Swiss paper that she felt "enormous guilt" about her daughter's eating disorder and death and was beside herself over the press coverage...

Anorexic Isabelle Caro Wanted to 'Send a Strong Message'

Death of French actress-model leaves friends at a loss

(Newser) - The death of anorexic French actress Isabelle Caro has her many supporters lamenting the 15-year struggle that took her life at age 28. Highlights from an overview at AOL News :
  • At her worst moments—she got down to less than 60 pounds at times—Caro ate two squares of chocolate

French Model in Anti-Anorexia Campaign Dead at 28
French Model in Anti-Anorexia
Campaign Dead at 28

French Model in Anti-Anorexia Campaign Dead at 28

Isabelle Caro appeared on billboards to warn about disorder

(Newser) - Isabelle Caro, a French actress and model whose emaciated image appeared in a shock ad campaign against anorexia, has died at age 28. A friend said she didn't know the cause of death but that Caro "had been sick for a long time," referring to her anorexia. Caro...

Clothing Line Suspends Skinny Model After Complaints

Takes action after website visitors complained

(Newser) - Revolve Clothing says it won't give an ultra-thin model any more jobs until she gets her weight to a "healthier size," reports Styleite . The move came after a slew of customers on the company website complained about her size. The model appears to be Allie Crandell, who appeared...

Scientists Zero In on Genetic Clues to Anorexia

Markers linked to autism show up in eating-disorder patients

(Newser) - Researchers have found a set of genetic alterations linked to the development of anorexia, LiveScience reports. The eating disorder had previously been thought to be highly heritable, but specific genetic markers hadn't been identified. If more are found, people at risk for the disorder could be identified early.

Anorexic Women Have More Abortions
 Anorexic Women 
 Have More Abortions 

Anorexic Women Have More Abortions

...and many more unplanned pregnancies

(Newser) - Contrary to popular belief, anorexic women continue to menstruate, and retain the ability to conceive and give birth. The widely-held belief that they can't, however, may be behind a striking finding by obstetrics researchers: anorexic women are a lot more likely to have unplanned pregnancies and abortions. In a recent...

'Drunkorexia' Walloping College Kids

Skipping eating for booze threatening health

(Newser) - College kids suffering from eating disorders are increasingly grappling with the added complication of "drunkorexia." Drunkorexics, most of them women, skip eating to reserve calories for binge drinking. While many students are proud of their ability to down copious amounts of booze without gaining weight by relying on...

Anorexia Starts by Age 10 for Half of Sufferers

Those with the disease are getting younger and younger

(Newser) - Anorexia is typically thought of as a disease that strikes teens, but new research shows that the suffering begins at a much younger age for many. A British survey of 250 sufferers found that 53% said their issues began at age 10 or younger; 29% said they were between the...

Book: Dieting Landed Gaga in Hospital 6 Times

'She refused to eat for weeks'

(Newser) - Lady Gaga's drive to be über thin and her bizarre, extreme diets have landed her in the hospital six times, according to a new biography of the singer. Gaga wolfed down masses of unhealthy foods then would go for weeks without eating, according to former tour manager David Clemmy,...

Pretzel Firm Dumps 'Pro Anorexia' Ad

Critics rip 'You can never be too thin' campaign

(Newser) - A snack company that came under fire for an ad that critics said encouraged anorexia has scrapped the message—and apologized. "You can never be too thin," said the ad for low-fat Snack Factory Pretzel Crisps, posted on New York City bus shelters and phone booths. "We...

'Eat Less' T-Shirt In Bad Taste

 'Eat Less' 
 In Bad 
in case you missed it

'Eat Less' T-Shirt In Bad Taste

Urban Outfitters is joking about anorexia?

(Newser) - Urban Outfitters is hawking a new T-shirt featuring a skinny model and the phrase "Eat Less." It's not going over well:
  • Amelia McDonell-Parry, the Frisky : Another stunt from these guys? "You know what I want? For Urban Outfitters to STFU."
  • Cleveland Leader : "Perhaps some of

Health Mag Ripped for 'Fattening Up' Cover Model

Critics lash emaciated model whitewash

(Newser) - Another magazine is in trouble for altering a model's photograph—but this time it's for "fattening her up" rather than slimming her down. Healthy packed as much as 44 pounds on the waif-like Kamilla Wladyka when she turned up at a photo shoot looking "really thin and unwell,...

'Fat' Size 4 Model: I Can't Get Work
 'Fat' Size 4 Model: 
 I Can't Get Work 

'Fat' Size 4 Model: I Can't Get Work

Coco Rocha, size 4 model, worries her weight hurts her career

(Newser) - A size 4 runway model says she's considered too fat for Fashion Week. Twenty-one-year-old Coco Rocha walked for Diane von Furstenberg and Zac Posen last week, but still feels her weight is hurting her career. “I’m not in demand for the shows anymore,” she tells the New ...

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