The Eye | Feb. 7 5:30 pm EST
eating disorders

Columbia doctors confront the ‘thin ideal’

For young women, the current cultural climate poses a constant threat to health, as every day brings with it a torrent of images of thinness.  Social media websites (often dubbed as “pro-ana” forums) in particular advocate dangerous means of losing weight, often triggering eating disorders in female viewers.

To find out more, The Eye filmed a visit to the Columbia Center for Eating Disorders in Washington Heights and spoke with clinicians Allegra Broft and Rachel Marsh of the Eating Disorders Research Unit.

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