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Unhealthily underweight model advert banned

Unhealthily underweight model advert banned

An Yves Saint Laurent advertisement featuring an unhealthily underweight model has been banned by the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA). The advert, which appeared in Elle UK magazine, featured a photo of a woman whose rib cage was visible and appeared prominent. It upheld a reader's complaint that the advert was irresponsible for using a model who appeared unhealthily thin.

Actor David Robb recalls his wife’s anorexia and suicide

Actor David Robb recalls his wife’s anorexia and suicide

Downton Abbey actor David Robb talks about his wife, Briony McRoberts, who became a regular on British TV in Scottish soap Take the High Road. She jumped to her death under a train at the age of 56. David Robb said his wife, who was anorexic as a teenager, developed the illness again after her acting work began to dry up.

Hyperrealistic paintings explore the hidden world of binge eating

Hyperrealistic paintings explore the hidden world of binge eating

After struggling with her own food challenges, artist Lee Price began painting a deeply personal series of self-portraits. Her hyperrealistic paintings, depicting stolen moments of binge eating, convey the difficult relationship many people experience while seeking solace through food.

Eating disorders - getting patients to eat

Eating disorders - getting patients to eat

A look at the work of specialist in-patient services for young people with eating disorders, including a description of different disorders and The Maudsley Approach. 40 in 100,000 10 to 14-year-olds are diagnosed with eating disorders, including anorexia and bulimia. Between 5-15% might require in-patient treatment.

Key points about eating disorders

Key points about eating disorders

Advice for healthcare professionals. Anyone can have an eating disorder. First point of contact is often critical. Early intervention is key. Eating disorders are about emotions and behaviours, not just about weight. See the whole person, not just the eating disorder. Respect the young person.

Eating Disorders Awareness Week

Eating Disorders Awareness Week

11 - 17 February 2013 - Aiming to raise awareness and understanding of eating disorders, challenge stereotypes and stigmas and raise funds for Beat (Beating Eating Disorders).

Michaela Strachan suffered with anorexia nervosa

Michaela Strachan suffered with anorexia nervosa

The television presenter recalls her teenage struggles with an eating disorder.

Photos that sparked body image debates

Photos that sparked body image debates

Body image is constantly being debated but there are some photographs that have caused intense discussion about the aesthetic ideals we impose on ourselves and others.

Anorexia
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