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View Hosts Make Ill-Advised Eating Disorder Jokes

What's funnier, anorexia or bulimia?

(Newser) - Eating disorders: not really a laughing matter, unless, apparently, you're a View panelist. During Thursday's show, the co-hosts discussed Donald Trump's recent weight loss (he says he lost 15 pounds because running for president is just too exciting and he never wants to eat ) and the... More »

'40-Some Pound' Anorexic Woman Tells Her Story

Rachael Farrokh's goal: to help others, save herself

(Newser) - Rachael Farrokh's 10-year struggle with anorexia has reached its breaking point—which is why the 37-year-old decided to tell her story to ABC News . "I want other anorexics to hear this," she says. "This is miserable. Everything hurts from my head down to my toes."... More »

France: Glorify Anorexia, Go to Jail

New law cracks down on 'thinspiration' websites

(Newser) - France is cracking down on websites that encourage young women to starve themselves. An amendment to a health bill passed yesterday punishes operators of pro-anorexia websites with up to a year in jail and an $11,000 fine, the Telegraph reports. The amendment calls for penalties for those who provoke... More »

J. Crew Now Offers Size '000'

The XXXS size is for women with a 23-inch waist

(Newser) - As Americans grow ever larger, clothing stores like J. Crew are offering ever smaller sizes—and the retailer insists it's due to actual demand. Just not from Americans. In response to the controversy that ensued this week after the chain started offering size 000, a spokesperson explained to Today ... More »

Strangers' Intervention at Gym Saves Woman's Life

Nine worried people got anorexic woman to hospital in nick of time

(Newser) - Stories about people staging a successful intervention to save someone in trouble aren't so unusual. But what about when those people are total strangers? The Tennessean has such a tale from the Green Hills YMCA, where nine regulars at the gym got worried about an emaciated young woman who... More »

Kate Moss Dishes on Johnny Depp, Heroin

Also opens up about anorexia in 'Vanity Fair' interview

(Newser) - Kate Moss really opens up in a new Vanity Fair interview, discussing all those years of “heroin chic” talk and anorexia rumors, her relationship with Johnny Depp, and more. Highlights:
  • On heroin chic: “I had never even taken heroin—it was nothing to do with me at all.
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12 Celebs Who Battled Eating Disorders

Two of them got down to just 70 pounds

(Newser) - Katie Couric revealed last week that she struggled with bulimia in her early 20s—and sadly, she's far from the only celebrity to have battled an eating disorder. The Huffington Post rounds up a dozen:
  • Jessica Alba: She once said that she had trouble adjusting to "a woman'
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'Bulimic' Gaga Strips to Counter 'Fat' Critics

She also bares battle with eating disorders

(Newser) - Lady Gaga is stripping down to her skivvies to take on critics who have been beefing about her new poundage. The pop princess took the bold move as she also revealed that she has been battling anorexia and bulimia since the age of 15 . "Today I join the body... More »

UK Court: Anorexic Woman Should Be Force-Fed

Judge says it's in best interests of woman, who is near death

(Newser) - A 32-year-old suffering from extreme anorexia was ordered yesterday by a British court to be force-fed in order to save her life, reports the Guardian . Several people who know the woman asked that she be left to die a "dignified death," but the judge ruled that she lacked... More »

'Katniss' Fat Digs By Critics Are Toxic: Experts

Hollywood Reporter grumbles about Jennifer Lawrence's 'baby fat'

(Newser) - Critics' attacks on actress Jennifer Lawrence for being too hefty to star in the Hunger Games are threatening to undo all the positives of having a strong female character in a megahit movie, say experts. The New York Times zinged the choice of Lawrence for the role because her "... More »

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'... More »

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... More »

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,... More »

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... More »

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... More »

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... More »

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... More »

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... More »

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
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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... More »

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