n South African Journal of Sports Medicine - Skinny fashion - a role for sports medicine? : editorial




Extracted from text ... A topic which is receiving much publicity as I write is the banning of 5 skinny models from participating in the Madrid fashion week. Madrid's regional government imposed the rules 'to protect the models as well as teenagers who may develop anorexia as they try to copy underweight catwalk stars'.1 They used a body mass index of 18 as their cutoff value. The 'anti-thin' move has been criticised in Paris and New York, two of the world's leading fashion centres. However, in Italy the move was supported by the mayor who intimated that she would like to apply the same ..


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