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A thin model walks the runway at the Proenza Schouler Spring 2007 fashion show at Milk Studios 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. Some exceptionally thin models have a gap, which is upheld as a beauty achievement on countless websites, blogs and other social media.

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Social media fuel dangerous weight-loss goal

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.

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