Tuesday, January 9, 2007


Websites refer to ‘my friend Ana’ instead of anorexia

`Health authorities in Madrid have acted to close a pro-anorexia website, accusing it of endangering the lives of teenage girls.

Four months after the city led the world in the Size 0 debate by banning ultra-skinny models from its catwalks, health officials are shining the spotlight on the growing number of “pro-ana” websites that glorify starvation diets.

Their first strike is against The Great Ana Competition, a website that awards a diploma to the girl who eats the fewest calories in a two-week period. They have filed a suit against the competition, which uses a scoring system that doctors said “would cause malnutrition in normal women”.’

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