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‘Thinspiration’ a dangerous phenomenon

Published 03/30/2012, Capital News Service

Increasingly popular online culture glorifies eating disorders
Images of bony hipbones, concave stomachs, and quotes like “Nothing tastes as good as skinny feels” are popping up on social networks. The images are part of a new Internet phenomenon — “Thinspiration” — that young women with eating disorders are using to support their unhealthy lifestyles.

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