Breaking News: Supporting eating disorders harms girls.

While this isn’t really news to me, it’s good to know that the effects of pro-eating disorder sites are being recorded.
A new study from Stanford has found that pro-eating disorder websites such as “pro-ana� sites and the like may be more harmful to girls and woman with eating disorders. In short, girls are learning new ways to lose weight through the sites, which obviously feeds the illness and puts them more at risk.
One surprising thing that the study did find was that there may be a (smaller) trend of actual recovery sites that can teach girls new ways to lose weight as well.
The Academy for Eating Disorders is saying that the pro-ana sites should carry warnings. Perhaps this study and others that come after it will help make that a reality.

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