Healthy-looking sufferers of 'eating disorder not otherwise specified' face higher mortality rate than bulimia and anorexia | UPDATED: 22:27 GMT, 14 November 2012 The relatively unknown EDNOS, or 'eating disorder not otherwise specified,' affects 24million Americans; the sufferers lost in a realm between bulimia and anorexia, where their symptoms are the same, but don't fully meet the full criteria of those disorders. EDNOS, where sufferers usually look healthy while exhibiting a combination of eating disorders, such as being strict with counting calories but also purging after eating, is a deadly condition – with a mortality rate of 5.2per cent, higher than both anorexia and bulimia. Taylor, 20, who was recently diagnosed with EDNOS, told ABC News: 'It really feels like it is a second person inside of you.
I avoided mirrors for a year: The bride who cured her crippling insecurities by refusing to look at her own reflection – even on her wedding day | UPDATED: 14:55 GMT, 15 August 2012 A woman trying to overcome an eating disorder and body image difficulties spent a whole year, including her wedding day, avoiding her reflection in mirrors to boost her self esteem.
Teenager suffering from 'drunkorexia' starves all week so she can binge on alcohol without getting fat – but experts warn she could be dead in TWO years | UPDATED: 14:55 GMT, 19 July 2012 A teenager who starves herself throughout the week so that she can binge on alcohol without putting on weight has appeared on This Morning to discuss her debilitating illness. Nakhara Jacques, 18, is the victim of both alcoholism and anorexia – a condition dubbed 'drunkorexia'
'She looks thick and vulgar': Pro-anorexia website brands Kate Upton a 'cannibal' following Carl's Jr. burger commercial | UPDATED: 15:52 GMT, 7 July 2012 She's got a body that most women would be envious of, yet Kate Upton has still been branded as 'lardy' and 'well-marbled.' The 20-year-old model has become the target of pro-anorexia website SkinnyGossip following her participation in a burger commercial.
Why women who starve themselves MUST be force-fed: Liz Jones backs the judge who ruled an anorexic girl must be kept alive against her will | UPDATED: 22:53 GMT, 20 June 2012 Skin and bone: A young woman with anorexia Sitting at my kitchen table with a piece of toast in front of me, I feel stressed, tired and unhappy, so I don’t want to eat it. I have to eat it, because if I don’t, I’ll be ill.
'It's better to be skinny than to be fat': Top model Natalia Vodianova lashes out at critics of thin culture in fashion industry | UPDATED: 21:21 GMT, 24 April 2012 In an attempt to defend claims that she and her model peers are too thin, Natalia Vodianova, a top Russian fashion model, has said: 'It's better to be skinny than to be fat.' The 30-year-old, who lives in the UK, dropped the line as she was discussing healthy body image in front of an audience of fans at London's 2012 Vogue Festival last weekend. The outspoken mother of three, who had spoken as part of a panel of interviewed models that also included Lily Cole, Eva Herzigova and Jourdan Dunn, had been responding to a question from Calgary Avansino, the magazine's executive fashion director, about the 'very thin' physiques of models
Vogue Italia editor admits 'fashion is one of the causes' of anorexia in Harvard speech about body image | UPDATED: 01:03 GMT, 5 April 2012 Talking thinness: Vogue Italia's Franca Sozzani admitted that fashion is a cause of anorexia The editor of Vogue Italia has admitted that the fashion industry is partially to blame for the ongoing rise of eating disorders. Speaking at Harvard University on Monday, Franca Sozzani told students that 'fashion becomes one of the causes' of anorexia. She discussed the industry's reliance on imagery that glorifies extreme thinness, to the point where we now accept such aesthetic standards as entirely normal, and something to aspire to
'I was living off coffee, Diet Coke and gum': Former Miss America speaks out about teenage battle with anorexia | UPDATED: 22:00 GMT, 21 March 2012 Entering a beauty pageant as a recovering anorexic may sound like the ultimate road to destruction. But for Kirsten Haglund, who was crowned Miss America in 2008, competing against the country's most genetically-blessed helped kick the disease for good.
Is anorexia 'a socially-transmitted disease' Governments should ban use of underweight models, study reveals The death of anorexic model Ana Carolina Reston in 2006 sparked a size zero debate that has changed the shape of the fashion industry. Many designers have since refused to hire 'underweight' girls and there has been a notable rise in the use of plus-size models for high-end campaigns. As yet, no law is being enforced to ensure a ban remains in place
Tumblr cracks down on blogs offering 'thinspiration' and glorifying self-harm Until recently, teenagers' darkest thoughts were noted down in diaries never to be seen by anyone else. But social networking and blogs have offered a very public arena – and total anonymity – to those who want to share their troubles with other sufferers. Tumblr – a microblogging platform and social networking website which allows users to post content to short-form blogs – has seen some of the most troubling posts including photos of terrifyingly thin models or of self-harm scars.