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Girls as young as seven would like to change something about their appearance and half of 16 to 21-year-olds would consider surgery to achieve their perfect body, a study has revealed.

Many girls 'damaged' by their mum's dieting

Girls whose mothers are on a diet are almost twice as likely to have an eating disorder, a poll of more than 500 teenagers found today.

Doctors demand action on anorexia websites

College of Psychiatrists say 'pro-ana' sites affect girls' body image and self-esteem

Catherineib: Eating disorders aren't the fault of the fashion industry. I should know

It's London Fashion Week, and with that comes the inevitable return to what has become known as "the size zero debate".

Catherine IB: Don't blame fashion for eating disorders

It’s London Fashion Week, and with that comes the inevitable return to what has become known as ‘the size zero debate’. The question posed by most journalists when naively attempting to cover a story on the subject is whether or not the fashion industry is to blame for the rise in cases of Eating Disorders

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Larger models strut their stuff at mould-breaking London Fashion Week event

Skyler Ver Bruggen: A-level toil that goes unrecognised

Exceptional grades have become the standard requirement

Catherin IB: The nitty gritty on eating disorder recovery

The recovery side of my blog seems to be packed with motivational moments, the good days and me sounding off about looking forward to a brighter future.

Woman starved on soup and water diet

A young mother who lived on a diet of soup and water starved herself to death, an inquest heard today.

Christina Patterson: Shelley and middle-class musical chairs

Shelley, who said that poets are the "unacknowledged legislators of the world", might have been amused that a high court judge who hit the headlines this week shared the name of his rival, Coleridge. He might have been less amused by his message. "There is a tendency," said Mr Justice Coleridge on Wednesday, "especially among the chattering classes, to assume that we have attained a social utopia, in which we are entirely and happily free from taboos, stigmas and other constraints on human behaviour. It sounds so beguiling: let us do what we want, when we want and sort out any mess as we go along."

Teacher died after months of 'bullying'

A member of staff at a school has been suspended and an investigation launched after a teacher died from the effects of an eating disorder amid claims she was bullied in her job. Britt Pilton, 29, who was about to be married, collapsed and died at school in February, an inquest heard.

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