ISP's, MYSPACE, the people who control what sites are active

About 11 million people in the united states have an eating disorder. 10-15 percent of those people die from heath-related issues associated with eating disorders.

In a study of girls aged 9 to 15, slightly more than half reported exercising to lose weight, slightly less than half reported eating less to lose weight, and approximately 1 out of 20 reported using diet pills or laxatives to lose weight.

Research has shown that approximately 40 percent of fourth graders have been on a "diet" once in awhile. Research from Anorexia Nervosa and Related Eating Disorders, Inc. (ANRED) suggests that about 1 percent of female adolescents have anorexia. That means that about 1 out of every 100 females between the ages of 10 and 20 are not eating enough and should be seeing a doctor.

Bulimia affects 1 to 3 percent of middle and high school girls.

Boys and men develop eating disorders, too. Research from ANRED suggests that 5 to 10 percent of people with anorexia or bulimia are males.

With these risks and statistics in mind, would you think there would be a such thing as PRO-ED?

Pro ED (pro eating disorder) is basically glamorizing eating disorders. Would you want to glamorize this:

The following are issues related to eating disorders:

Cold intolerance
Dry skin
Distorted body chemistry
Anemia/altered blood count
Loss of period (amenorrhea)
Gastrointestinal problems
Rotting teeth (induced by bulimia)
Electrolyte Imbalances
Hyponatremia (related to "water-loading")
Refeeding Syndrome (related to treatment)
Vitamin and Mineral Deficiencies
Lanugo .
Muscle Atrophy
Tearing of Esophagus
Esophageal Reflux
Callused or bruised fingers
Dry Skin and Hair, Brittle Hair and Nails, Hair Loss
Low Blood Pressure, Hypotension
High Blood Pressure, Hypertension
Low Platelet Count or Thrombocytopenia -
Low Blood Sugar/Hypoglycemia: can indicate problems with the liver or kidneys and can lead to neurological and mental deterioration.
Arthritis (degenerative)
TMJ "Syndrome" and Related TMJ Problems
Easily Bruising Skin
Problems during pregnancy
Lowered body temperature
Cramps, bloating, constipation, diarrhea, incontinence -
Peptic Ulcers
Pancreatitis -
Digestive Difficulties
Weakness and Fatigue

With those risks in mind, I feel that Pro-ED sited should be shut down. I feel that they are as bad as sites telling people how to commit suicide. These sites are also triggering for those who are in recovery of this disease.

This petition is to shut down pro-ed websites. These sites are glamorizing a very deadly and dangerous disease. They say its a lifestyle, but we feel it is a disease.

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The End the Pro-ED madness petition to ISP's, MYSPACE, the people who control what sites are active was written by robbyn and is in the category Youth at GoPetition.