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Will Banning Underweight Models Prevent Eating Disorders?

Chelsea Roff

Israel recently passed a law banning underweight models in the fashion industry. The legislation requires models produce a medical report at photo shoots demonstrating that they have a BMI of no less than 18.5 before they’re hired for a modeling job. Over 10 million Americans struggle with eating disorders, & anorexia is the most fatal mental illness. So will banning super-thin models end the epidemic that kills so many women worldwide? Probably not. But here are some ideas for what we can do...

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