Ana Carolina Reston, 21 reportedly died on Tuesday (11/14/06) from a generalized infection caused by anorexia, an eating disorder in which sufferers obsessively deprive themselves of food in pursuit of an ultra-slim look. In pursuit of the high model life, many girls and women find themselves to be suffering from anorexia.
Fit wants you to know that if you feel you might be suffering from an eating disorder, please contact the Anorexia Nervosa & Associated Disorders (ANAD) hotline: 847-831-3438 (Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm, Central Time).
Fit's Tip: Thin is not in. In September, Madrid made a bold statement during fashion week, when they banned models below a certain weight from its top fashion show. Models with a body-mass-index (BMI), which takes into account height and weight, of less than 18 were banned. A BMI below 17.5 is one of the criteria, from The World Health Organization, for the diagnosis of anorexia nervosa. A BMI nearing 15 is usually used as an indicator for starvation.
Ana had a BMI of 13.5.
...being healthy and happy will never be out of fashion.