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Old 01-07-08, 12:47 AM
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The latest fashion trend: women who want to look like Jonny Quest!

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/pages/liv...n_page_id=1797

Size zero epidemic as hospitals struggle to cope with huge rise in patients with eating disorders

By ANDREW LEVY

7th January 2008




The number of patients needing hospital treatment for eating disorders has soared, it has emerged.

The findings are sure to renew concerns about the effect "size zero" models and celebrities are having on the body image of many youngsters.

Official statistics from Hospital Episode Statistics, which records data on Health Service wards, show eating disorders have become so widespread they are putting serious pressure on the number of beds available to other patients.

Last year, 84,377 bed days were taken up by those suffering from eating disorders - the equivalent to about 232 beds a day - up from 51,878 in 2002.

Some 1,484 patients with anorexia were admitted to wards in 2006/7 compared with 1,338 the previous year, an increase of 11 per cent.

While the average age of sufferers was 24, under-15s made up a fifth of the total, 25 per cent more than 2005/6.

The findings also reveal that NHS hospital admissions for bulimia increased 9 per cent to 150.

Experts believe the true figures are likely to be much higher, however, because they do not include those patients who have not sought medical treatment.

A spokesman for Beat, an eating disorder charity that has seen a 25 per cent increase in calls in the past year, said: "These people are very vulnerable and the size zero images are certainly a contributory factor.

"We are delighted the data is being seen so we can begin to see the extent of the problem but we know it doesn't cover the whole picture."

Last year the Government announced it had given a multimillion-pound grant to the Institute of Psychiatry to research eating disorders after it emerged there had been a 40 per cent surge in anorexia since 1990.

A report by the British Paediatric Surveillance Unit, also released last year, found 206 children under 13 had been suffering from eating disorders in a 13-month period to April 2006. One was just eight years old.

The HES statistics also show a worrying rise in the number of men suffering from eating disorders. Last year, 137 needed treatment for anorexia, up from 83 in 2002/3.

In the past two years, 42 men were admitted to hospitals for bulimia, more than three times the number between 2002 and 2005.

To combat the problem, London Fashion Week was urged last year to consider forcing models to present medical certificates to prove they did not have eating disorders.

The idea was among 14 nonbinding suggestions in the Model Health Inquiry report.

The investigation was launched after concerns about the use of "size zero" women - the equivalent of a UK size four - and the deaths of two South American models.
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That model looks nothing like Jonny Quest...

Sandy Duncan on the other hand....

Old 01-07-08, 01:10 AM
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Originally Posted by devilshalo
That model looks nothing like Jonny Quest...

Sandy Duncan on the other hand....

Well, I guess we can agree to disagree on that.

I love your signature, though. "A pint of stout. I would like a pint of stout."
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I'll see your Sandy Duncan and raise you a Cathy Rigby:


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That's nasty. Give me a woman with some meat on her bones!
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I'll need to see a wikipedia article about this
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It is a growing (no pun intended) problem. What is really sad is that many people can't seek treatment, or the right kind of treatment, because of insurance coverage and/or cost. Intensive out-patient can run $5k-$10k+ a month, and in-patient can be $20k-$35k+/month. With treatment times and relapse rates being what they are, it is an expensive endeavor....oh, and it has the highest mortality rate out of any psychiatric disorder.

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Originally Posted by devilshalo
That model looks nothing like Jonny Quest...

Sandy Duncan on the other hand....

Sandan Duncan looks more like PeterPan to me.
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Originally Posted by Joe Molotov
That's nasty. Give me a woman with some meat on her bones!
C'mere.
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Originally Posted by pedagogue
It is a growing (no pun intended) problem. What is really sad is that many people can't seek treatment, or the right kind of treatment, because of insurance coverage and/or cost. Intensive out-patient can run $5k-$10k+ a month, and in-patient can be $20k-$35k+/month. With treatment times and relapse rates being what they are, it is an expensive endeavor....oh, and it has the highest mortality rate out of any psychiatric disorder.

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Can't isn't the right word. Many of these people won't seek treatment. There are actually groups out there who anthropomorphize the eating disorders, calling them "Anna" and "Mia". These people are obsessed, thinking that the bit of skin they can pull away from their bones is actually fat.

Christ, even Skeletor had meat on his bones. I've seen anorexics that made Auschwitz survivors look overweight.
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Originally Posted by mllefoo
Can't isn't the right word. Many of these people won't seek treatment. There are actually groups out there who anthropomorphize the eating disorders, calling them "Anna" and "Mia". These people are obsessed, thinking that the bit of skin they can pull away from their bones is actually fat.

Christ, even Skeletor had meat on his bones. I've seen anorexics that made Auschwitz survivors look overweight.
Welcome to my research.

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Maybe some people just weren't meant to add to our genepool.
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Originally Posted by mllefoo
Maybe some people just weren't meant to add to our genepool.
That's pretty harsh, as most of the people suffering with EDs aren't exactly enjoying it.

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Harsh, sure, but look at it from a pure scientist's POV rather than a caregiver's. Anorexia leads to a body shape that doesn't even approach the universally desirable 0.7 waist/hip ratio. Males seeking potential breeding stock should automatically pass these girls by, preventing them from passing on their genes. Of course, once a victim reaches a certain point she stops ovulating, so this scenario is moot.
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Male seeking potential breeding stock....
That sounds like the first line of a *HOT* personal ad!!



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Originally Posted by pedagogue
That's pretty harsh, as most of the people suffering with EDs aren't exactly enjoying it.

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Dude, it's not an animal so she has no sympathy. I'd say she's just being pretty consistent and that's why we love her.
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Originally Posted by pedagogue
That's pretty harsh, as most of the people suffering with EDs aren't exactly enjoying it.

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I kind of wonder whatever happened to Natural Selection? Honestly, all they have to do is shove a cheeseburger down their throat. If they are unable to eat, maybe they should be unable to live.

It isn't as if eating food is all that difficult. Hell, if you want to make them hungry, just let these anorexic people smoke a couple of joints. I'm sure getting the munchies from smoking Marijuana will go a long way toward curing them of the notion that they shouldn't eat.
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I don't mind slim/athletic women, but this whole crack whore, skinny trend thing is garbage. Who the hell wants to fuck Skeletor?
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Dude, it's not an animal so she has no sympathy. I'd say she's just being pretty consistent and that's why we love her.
*Paging CK*

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Poor thing lost all that weight and she's still walking around in her "fat clothing."
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Its Auschwitz Chic! I hear its very in this year.
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Originally Posted by mllefoo
.....all they have to do is shove a cheeseburger down their throat. If they are unable to eat, maybe they should be unable to live.

It isn't as if eating food is all that difficult. Hell, if you want to make them hungry, just let these anorexic people smoke a couple of joints. I'm sure getting the munchies from smoking Marijuana will go a long way toward curing them of the notion that they shouldn't eat.
This is so misguided, it isn't worth responding to, though I will say this....there are usually medical factors that make your 'response' problematic at best.

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Unless you have no mouth, like Keanu Reeves at the beginning of the Matrix, there is no excuse not to eat to live.
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Originally Posted by pedagogue
*Paging CK*

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