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BMJ 2001; 322 doi: (Published 21 April 2001) Cite this as: BMJ 2001;322:1002
  1. Trevor Jackson
  1. BMJ

    A magazine that was at the centre of a row over the media and eating disorders earlier this month claims that it is sending up our image obsessed culture

    In a climate in which the media are often blamed for eating disorders (see the report above) launching a magazine such as Celebrity Bodies is surely asking for trouble. This glossy production, with 94 pages on the diet secrets of the stars, hit the news stands in Britain earlier this month amid an inevitable furore. The tabloids rushed to condemn the title, and the usual suspects were rounded up to explain why articles on how to get an …

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