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France bans extremely thin, anorexic fashion models

PARIS: A law banning the use of unhealthily thin and anorexic fashion models has come into effect into France. Models will need to provide a doctor's certificate attesting their overall physical health, with special regard to their body mass index (BMI), a measure of weight in relation to height. The health ministry said the aim is to fight eating disorders and inaccessible ideals of beauty. Furthermore, digitally altered photos will also have to be labelled from 1 October. Those images where a model's appearance…

Too fat, too thin – report finds malnutrition fuels disease worldwide

Rates of obese or overweight people are rising in every region of the world, and in nearly every country, according to the 2016 Global Nutrition Report - an annual independent stock take of the state of the world's nutrition. Malnutrition comes in many forms - including poor child growth and development and vulnerability to infection among those who do not get enough food, and obesity, heart disease, diabetes and cancer risks in people who are overweight or whose blood contains too much sugar, salt, fat or cholesterol.…