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Plus size models are becoming more popular on the runway. Credit: William West, AFP/Getty ImagesPerhaps the media doesn't exactly dictate reality, after all. The days of heroin chic and waif thin supermodels may be coming to an end, but, to ...Despite efforts by the media, the number of children and adolescents being diagnosed with eating disorders continues to rise.
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