independent.com: The very real dangers of pro-ana, pro-mia. Dying to be thin

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[...] Pro-ana is the promotion of anorexia nervosa, an eating disorder characterised by an extremely low body weight and a tweaked body image. Anorexics sometimes refer to it and personify it as a girl called ?Ana?. A similar, but lesser used term is pro-mia, or ?Mia? referring to Bulimia, another eating disorder characterised by food regurgitation. These sites feature pictures and videos of extremely skinny girls engaging in behaviour related to eating disorders, almost normalising their actions. They also offer controversial tips on crash dieting, extreme low calorie recipes, fasting and forced vomiting, calling those who fail to follow these tips lazy and weak.