Anorexia Kills Daughter – Mother Warns Of Dangers Of Thin Models

Eva Herzigova & Renee Zellweger (Photos: Fame Pictures)

It seems that the danger posed by ultra-thin models is very real and has not at all diminished over the years.   The perception that there is a need to be skinny in modeling and show biz is as prevalent today as it has ever been.   Words and pictures to the contrary, ostensibly designed to protect women from catching anorexia nervosa and starving themselves to death are hollow, and often serve to disseminate the very concepts they are supposedly discouraging. Read one woman’s heartbreaking story below:

It is due to personal tragedy that I speak with absolute authority on this matter, because my own beloved daughter Sophie died, aged 19, from anorexia three years ago.   In two short, devastating years I watched my healthy, happy girl diminish in front of me until she was reduced to skin and bone.  Shortly before she died of heart failure and internal bleeding, brought on by her eating disorder, she was so frail she could not raise her arm unaided.

To read the rest of this story visit The Daily Mail Online

  • raincoaster

    That article was just heartbreaking. I’ve blogged about fanorexia before, and it’s very real.

    • I agree it was so sad I could barely read it…..

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  • I worry about my daughter-in-law. She’s a mother of 3 and she resembles allot of the photos included in the main article. We have ALL said something to her. Her parents, sister, my wife, myself and my son but she SAYS she eats.

    When you see her in a swim suit, her hip bones protrude and the legs of the suit are loose on her skinny little legs! You would think her stomach would start bulging like you see in the pictures of the 3rd world country children.

    When she comes to visit, she DOES eat but not very much. How can you get through to them that there is a line they shouldn’t cross? It’s scary seeing the postings on the main article from young women who suffer from this! As I said, she’s a mother of 3 and she’s continously chasing them around and carrying the baby.

    What I would like to know is how to find out for sure if she suffers from this and if so, how to get them into some type of treatment to make them realize what they’re doing to themself?