Scrap use of BMI in decisions on eating disorder support – MPs

Women and equalities committee also calls for restriction or ban on edited images in advertising

The government’s approach to tackling lockdown-exacerbated eating disorders and negative body image is dangerous, MPs have said, as they called for action on edited images in advertising.

A report highlights the impact the pandemic has had on how people view their bodies and is critical of the growing numbers of women and men in England with eating disorders being denied support because they are not considered underweight enough to warrant it.

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Category: Mental Health