Ana refers to someone with anorexia nervosa, commonly used amongst sub-culture of individuals who maintain that having an eating disorder is a lifestyle choice, not an illness that requires treatment. Ana is used on the internet to personify Anorexia, therefore making it easier for people to talk more openly about it. Mia is used for Bulimia. See Pro-Ana.

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