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The prototype allowed users to compare their size with that of famous faces  such as Cheryl Cole, Kate Middleton and Adele

Website's Kate Moss quote slammed

A website which stocked a range of children's shirts emblazoned with a controversial quote from Kate Moss has been censured by the Advertising Standards Authority.

Anorexia link with pregnancy delay

Women with a history of anorexia or bulimia may take longer to get pregnant, according to new research.

Five-year-olds being treated for anorexia

More than 2,000 children have received treatment for eating disorders in the past three years, according to figures reported today.

Advertising watchdog bans airbrushed L'Oreal ads

Make-up adverts featuring the airbrushed images of actresses Julia Roberts and supermodel Christy Turlington have been banned by the advertising watchdog following a complaint from an MP.

'I began to starve myself...'

For 25 years, Ian Sockett had anorexia – until a life-threatening infection gave him the wake-up call he needed. He describes how he fought back from the illness that's affecting growing numbers of men

More men develop eating disorders

The pressure to look like a male model is driving more men to develop dangerous eating disorders, experts warned today.

Topshop withdraws advertisement of skinny model after complaint

High street giant Topshop succumbed to the pressure of an eating disorder charity yesterday, removing an image of 18-year-old model Codie Young from their website after campaigners alleged the image could encourage anorexia.

The urge to purge – Bulimia and addiction

It is disgusting. It is desperate. It is dangerous.

'Mummy, will I get fat?'

Our daughters are being fast-tracked through childhood by a looks-obsessed culture, says Tanith Carey. But parents must seize the chance to fight back

Having baby saved my life, says Mel C

Former Spice Girl Mel C has revealed the birth of her daughter saved her from the grip of an eating disorder.

People born in spring are 'more likely' to become anorexic

The trees are in bud, the hedgerows full of blossom and lambs are gambolling in the fields – but spring may be the worst time for human babies to be born.

Meat Market: Female Flesh Under Capitalism, By Laurie Penny

Does pop culture come at too high a cost?

The Real Experts on Eating Disorders

1.6 million people in the UK suffer from an Eating Disorder. It’s also almost definitely a massive underestimation; secrecy comes hand in hand with living with an Eating Disorder so many cases go undetected.

A taste of royal things to come? Fat police on case of bride-to-be's figure

As her wedding nears, Kate Middleton has been recast as 'weighty Katie'. Harriet Walker on a disturbing media furore

Letters: The pointless 'war on drugs'

I hope Matthew Norman is wrong ("Rule by the right-wing press dooms sensible debate", 30 March) . Will it really take more than seven generations before we are finally shocked and sickened by the "war against drugs?"

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