New study finds pro-ana websites are flourishing among teen girls
- Published: 29 Nov 2012 at 14.52
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Despite social media sites' attempts to crack down on pro-anorexia images and blogs, more than 500,000 predominately teenage girls visit pro-anorexia websites every year.
"Thininspiration" websites often feature montages of images of slim women to encourage extreme dieting. ©Yuri Arcurs /shutterstock.com
A new report released Wednesday also finds that one in five girls who have visited "thinspiration" sites are between the ages of six and 11.
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