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pro-ana

adj
(Medicine) of or relating to the belief that anorexia is a viable lifestyle choice rather than a disorder
adj
(Medicine) an internet-based community advocating this view
[C21: from pro- + an(orexi)a]
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Online boundary work has been also identified in pro-ana communities, online communities that disseminate information about eating disorders, primarily anorexia nervosa, and provide girls and women with a forum to discuss and share information about eating disorders (Dias, 2003).
Pro-ana (and pro-mia/bulimia) is often viewed as an anti-recovery model which challenges the medical and social scientific gaze and explanatory models (Fox et al.
com THE'PRO-ANA' WEBSITES SUPPORTERS of pro-ana and pro-mia (bulimia) websites say they are not advocating eating disorders but are places for those already battling eating problems, somewhere to go for advice, tips and support from people going through the same thing.
By providing information on healthy eating and nutrition, the Internet can be an excellent resource for people with an eating disorder; however, you should also be aware of the impact of so-called pro-ana Web sites.
html) been a resource for pro-ana or pro-mia groups looking to share and compare extreme weight-loss goals while pro-eating disorder websites began catching the media's attention as early as 2001.
Pro-ana is an ideology whose adherents believe that anorexia is a "lifestyle" and not a disease, playing down its health consequences [1].
She stumbled across pro-ana websites - forums that actively encouraged eating disorders such as anorexia.
What threw this ghostly figure into sharp relief, for me, was the discovery of pro-ana websites.
El ultimo articulo que publicamos en este numero, Nadie dijo que fuera facil ser una princesa: una etnografia virtual de las webs pro-ana, de Federica Deiana, tambien utiliza la red como forma de investigacion.
Maddie discovers a pro-ana (anorexia) website: ThinAndBeautiful.