Candace Cameron Bure Admits Eating Disorder: Was Hollywood to Blame?

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bureThe former Full House star has affirmed in her new book, Reshaping It All, that she struggled with bulimia after the hit series ended in 1995.

Cameron Bure, currently starring in the ABC Family series Make It Or Break It, now maintains a reasonable weight and practices healthy eating habits with hubby, Russian-born NHL player Valeri Bure, and their three kids.

So did Candace fall into the Hollywood you-can-never-be-too-thin trap?

Here's what she had to say: "It wasn’t about me trying to lose weight. It was all about emotions."

So it doesn't seem like the stress of Hollywood caused her to succumb to the disease. But while eating disorders affect girls everywhere, I can't help but feel that the amount of young women in film, TV or the fashion world who have battled eating disorders is vast.

Paula Abdul checked herself into a clinic to heal her bulimia back in 1994. Today she is a spokesman for the National Eating Disorders Association.

Victoria Beckham has also admitted troubles with an eating disorder and revealed that she became obsessed with her appearance: "In the gym, instead of checking my posture or position, I was checking the size of my bottom, or to see if my double chin was getting any smaller."

After many years of denial, Calista Flockhart finally admitted that she suffered from anorexia during her Ally McBeal days.

And sadly, Isabelle Caro, the French model who was a prominent face of anorexia, passed away last month at only 28 years of age. Caro became the poster girl of eating disorders in 2007 when she appeared in a shocking billboard campaign warning of the dangers of anorexia during fashion week in Italy.

So sad.

Here's to Candace and all the other strong ladies who managed to conquer their problem. Brave ladies all.

Do you think the rigors of Hollywood and the fashion catwalk can propel young girls into eating disorders?


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