Concerns Over Boom In Pro-Anorexia Websites

Urgent action is needed to tackle dangerous websites which encourage young girls to starve themselves, a group of top psychiatrists has warned. The experts say the popularity of pro-anorexia sites has been buoyed by blogs and social networking groups. Members of the sites compete with each other to lose weight and discuss ways of hiding anorexia or bulimia from parents and doctors. They also share crash dieting techniques and recipes and post photos of dramatic weight loss.