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March 27, 2006

Portia de Rossi Admits She Battled Anorexia

Actress Portia de Rossi has admitted to Vogue magazine that she struggled with anorexia while starring on the hit show Ally McBeal.

She revealed to Vogue magazine: 'I've often wondered if I wasn't on that show if [anorexia] may not have happened.

'I didn't really know at that point what it was like to be a celebrity, and the only people I knew at the time who had a similar experience were these women whom I worked with. They became my role models.' (People)

March 14, 2006

Dennis Quaid Struggled with Anorexia

Dennis Quaid says he battled anorexia, or what he calls manorexia, during the 1990s. Quaid developed the disorder after losing 40 pounds for his role as Doc Holliday in the film Wyatt Earp.

“My arms were so skinny that I couldn’t pull myself out of a pool,” the 51-year-old actor says. He refered to what he suffered from as “manorexia.”
But Quaid, who was married to actress Meg Ryan at the time, confides he didn’t see a dangerously thin man looking back at him from a mirror. Like many people who struggle with eating disorders, his self-image was distorted.
“I’d look in the mirror and still see a 180-lb. guy, even though I was 138 pounds,” he confesses. (

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January 10, 2006

Lindsay Lohan Denies Vanity Fair Bulimia Statement

In a statement obtained by TEEN PEOPLE, Lindsay Lohan is denying claims made in February's Vanity Fair cover story that she had an eating disorder last spring. "The words that I gave to the writer for Vanity Fair were misused and misconstrued, and I'm appalled with the way it was done," Lohan, 19, wrote in an e-mail dated January 9. (

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January 05, 2006

Eating Disorders Linked to Birth Complications

Children of women who experience birth difficulties seem to be more likely to develop of anorexia and bulimia later in life, Italian researchers suggest.

According to the team's report in the Archives of General Psychiatry, risk factors for anorexia included anemia and diabetes in the mother, and neonatal heart problems, among others. The presence of two or more of these factors raised the risk of anorexia by nearly sixteen-fold. (Reuters UK)

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January 04, 2006

Lindsey Lohan Admits Bulimia and Drugs

While Lindsay Lohan, admitted to a Miami hospital Monday night after suffering a severe asthma attack, is now "resting comfortably," a source close to the actress tells PEOPLE, an explosive interview with the Mean Girls star is set to hit newsstands Wednesday – lifting the curtain on her self-confessed bulimia, drug use and emotional wreckage over her relationships with her volatile father and her first boyfriend, Wilmer Valderrama. (People News)

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