September 29, 2006 11:00 AM

This week’s cover story of PEOPLE magazine deals with a hot-button topic that is on the mind of many women — the increasing pressure to be thin. From sub-zero sized starlets to teenagers struggling with eating disorders to women constantly on diets, many people are feeling a push to be as small as possible. PEOPLE’s story takes a look at how the fashion and entertainment industries are reacting, whether it is startling thin Nicole Richie denying an eating disorder to Portia de Rossi recounting how she ultimately won her battle with anorexia. We spoke to models, designers, doctors and actresses about this important issue. Now, it’s your turn to tell us your thoughts. Click here to read the story in full, then come back and tell us what you think. Is the celeb obsession with weight loss out of control? Who do you feel is responsible for the heightened pressure to be super thin?

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