A new study of 1,000 American girls between the ages of 13-17 by the Girl Scouts finds that 9 out of 10 girls say they feel pressure from the media and/or fashion industry to be skinny. More than 80 percent of the girls polled said they’d rather see natural photos of models than digitally enhanced or altered photos.
Specialists calculate life expectancy for people with anorexia to be 25 years shorter than average. Patients who recover however, may expect full lifespans.
A Chicago mom and grandmother shares her story of finally overcoming anorexia after 25 years of battling the disorder.
The Website Realself.com tracked cosmetic surgery trends by region and even city with some surprising results.
New “groundbreaking” study shows abnormal brain function in people with body dysmorphic disorder.
Eve Ensler: Girl power can save the world.
The New York Times reviews Michael Pollan’s new book, “Food Rules: An Eater’s Manual.”