A two-year epidemiological study called "Mona Lisa" had revealed that 67 percent of men and 57 percent of women in France were overweight.
France cracks down on anorexia
The French news service France24 describes efforts by Valerie Boyer to push through legislation against institutions encouraging anorexia, and her challenges to how thinness is represented in the media.
Growing up Online
In an interview from the FRONTLINE documentary "Growing Up Online, UC Berkeley sociologist C.J. Pascoe describes what her research has revealed about pro Ana sites.
FRONTLINE followed the documentary with "Digital Nation," an ongoing multiplatform series exploring how the digital age is reshaping our lives.
French Women Do Get Fat
Kate Taylor writes for Slate about the mythology of the French diet, debunking the book "French Women Don't Get Fat: The Secret of Eating for Pleasure," by French-born author and businesswoman, Mireille Guiliano.
New York Times: Point, Shoot, Retouch and Label?
The Times' Steven Erlanger profiles Valerie Boyer and examines her proposed legislation that would require that all digitally altered photographs of people used in advertising to be labeled as retouched.