Saved by the Belle - Web sites promote eating disorders as a lifestyle

[...] The number of Web sites promoting anorexia and bulimia has increased 470 percent in a single year, according to a 2008 study by Optenet, a global Internet trend company. These online communities instruct visitors how to lose weight [...]. They also provide "thinspiration" or photos of emaciated models, malnourished celebrities or obese and overweight people to keep these girls on the right track. [...] And these communities are spreading to popular social networking sites like Facebook and MySpace.