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Brazilian Model dies from Anorexia; Don't let it be you

Brazilian Model dies from Anorexia; Don't let it be you

Ana Carolina Reston, 21 reportedly died on Tuesday (11/14/06) from a generalized infection caused by anorexia, an eating disorder in which sufferers obsessively deprive themselves of food in pursuit of an ultra-slim look. In pursuit of the high model life, many girls and women find themselves to be suffering from anorexia.

Fit wants you to know that if you feel you might be suffering from an eating disorder, please contact the Anorexia Nervosa & Associated Disorders (ANAD) hotline: 847-831-3438 (Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm, Central Time).

Fit's Tip: Thin is not in. In September, Madrid made a bold statement during fashion week, when they banned models below a certain weight from its top fashion show. Models with a body-mass-index (BMI), which takes into account height and weight, of less than 18 were banned. A BMI below 17.5 is one of the criteria, from The World Health Organization, for the diagnosis of anorexia nervosa. A BMI nearing 15 is usually used as an indicator for starvation.
Ana had a BMI of 13.5.

...being healthy and happy will never be out of fashion.

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veronicaraye veronicaraye 9 years
very sad
SugarPrep SugarPrep 9 years
I saw this on TV last year. She was vey beautiful...
ann_fancy ann_fancy 10 years
I've read she was only eating apple and tomatoes since months
DStirk DStirk 10 years
soooo sad
Ghana_Princess Ghana_Princess 10 years
@ Cravin..yeah i have heard stuff abt image issues being hereditary ... freaky..why does ur aunt care...? she is old she shud make up for all the stuff she cudnt eat...
cravinsugar cravinsugar 10 years
I have an aunt who is in her 80's and looks disgusting because she has starved herself....when you are that old you need a little padding for your bones and stuff...the doctor told her to gain weight if she wanted to live longer but she said she would rather die thin than be fat. Guess you know where my image issues come from... I'm all in.
DesignRchic DesignRchic 10 years
BTW, Ghana, HOW EXCITING!!
DesignRchic DesignRchic 10 years
Butrfly, how sad it is to see someone who needs help, but doesn't want it. Maybe one day you can ask her if she wants to grab lunch together sometime, maybe befriend her. On Dr Phil, this week (I don't really like his tactics) they had this 66 pound woman who was 60 years old, she said that at the rate she was going, she's just waiting to die, because she's been anorexic for so long that she can't break away from it.
Butrfly4404 Butrfly4404 10 years
How sad - She was so young and beautiful. I have a coworker here who is in her fifties and has thrown me clues more than a few times that she is purposefully not eating. I try to mind my own business, but have been wondering if I should say something. I do see her at the vending machine once in a while, maybe a binge? Today she was crying in the bathroom and I asked if she was okay and she just went into the stall. TODAY... how weird that this was on right after that. Now I'm really thinking I should say something. On a lighter note, I'm moving to Ghana.
DesignRchic DesignRchic 10 years
I'm sorry for her loss, and her poor mom. I do hope that this tragedy sends out the red flags to the modeling and fashion industries, and MEDIA, that Anorexia is a slow death.
rosyposy rosyposy 10 years
I was reading today how her mother said that she had wished she had done more to stop her from getting into the industry but that her daughter was determined to support her family. Its really sad..
JustMe21 JustMe21 10 years
that's sad. she was so young....
Ghana_Princess Ghana_Princess 10 years
very sad tho :(
Ghana_Princess Ghana_Princess 10 years
its so like the opposite in my country, here a hot girl must have " body" which basically means lots of boobs and hips...most of my size six and eight friends talk abt wantin to gain weight all the time...havin a big bum is really a guy magnet around here..but truth is with the sippin in of other cultures i can see thin bein hot in a couple of years,...for those of you who watched "fat girls"...its true african men like them fleshy ; )
Ghana_Princess Ghana_Princess 10 years
its so like the opposite in my country, here a hot girl must have " body" which basically means lots of boobs and hips...most of my size six and eight friends talk abt wantin to gain weight all the time...havin a big bum is really a guy magnet around here..but truth is with the sippin in of other cultures i can see thin bein hot in a couple of years,...for those of you who watched fat girls...its true african men like them fleshy ; )
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