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