Those perilous pro-anorexia Web sites

[...] A 2006 Stanford University survey indicated that 40 percent of adolescent girls with eating disorders had visited pro-disorder eating sites; yet almost half of parents were unaware of these sites. The number of sites changes daily, as some are removed by free service providers while others are re-started under new names or move underground into private chat rooms, blogs, password-protected sites or hidden group e-mails. These sites proclaim that successful, extreme weight loss helps control one's body and life, demonstrates strength and transforms "fat and ugly" to "thin and beautiful."