Thin police

Agrell, Siri
July 2008
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;7/15/2008, Vol. 179 Issue 2, p204
Academic Journal
The article reports on the battle of the countries to promote healthy body weight and discourage eating disorders like anorexia and bulimia. France had introduced a law in April, 2008, that would ban fashion magazines from using the stick-thin women who have long modelled the latest looks. Spain, in 2006 announced that models must have a minimum body mass index of 18, or they would not be allowed on the runway. The moves were reactions to the deaths of two fashion models who walk off a runway and dropped dead from massive heart failure as result of starvation in 2006. Having healthy models are important element for teaching young women about positive body image. Parents and teachers should also take part in educating them about the importance of having a healthy body.


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