Many models have to get down to a very weight to keep their modeling agency . A new study says pressure models to be a size zero. If the model is not enough, the agency will not give her jobs. The study is in the 'International Journal of Eating Disorders'. It is the largest report to look at eating disorders among professional models and why they have to lose so weight to get . Lead researcher Dr Rachel Roberts said it was the first study to investigate the between unhealthy eating and pressure from modeling agencies. She said: "We now have…, scientific proof that eating disorders are a serious health problem in the modeling ."
Researchers questioned 85 female models over the age of 18. They discovered that 81% of were underweight. Many of the models led a very unhealthy to stay underweight so they could get work from their agencies. They skipped , stopped eating for days, used pills and made themselves throw up. Over half the models said their agency told them they would not get jobs they lost more weight. It is not against the law for agencies to do this. Eating disorders can lead to serious health problems, such as , heart damage, weak bones, organ and even death. In , teenagers want bodies like the size-zero models, which leads to health issues.