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Friday, October 4, 2013

Social media fuel dangerous weight-loss goal: 'thigh gap'

A exceptionally thin model walks the runway at a 2007 fashion show in New York. Experts in eating disorders are concerned about an Internet-fueled trend in which teenage girls and young women pursue an elusive and possibly dangerous weight-loss goal: to become so slender that their thighs don't touch even when their feet are together.