From the article:

On the eve of the new season at Milan’s La Scala, one of the ballet company’s leading lights has dramatically revealed the extent of bulimia and anorexia among ballerinas.

Breaking an unspoken rule never to discuss eating disorders among Italy’s elite dance corps, Mariafrancesca Garritano told the Observer that one in five ballerinas that she knew was anorexic and, as a result, many were now unable to have children.

There is more at the link but I must warn about the content because the article does contain a lot of graphic depictions of eating disorders and health related issues.

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    This is all sorts of entire bullshit. is the dance really that affected by having people who are of non-sick weight and...
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    Surprise, surprise?
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