Kate Middleton, Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge is well on her way to becoming a fashion-icon, a trend-setter and a role model. So it's quite alarming that the Duchess is being referred to as anorexic. 

One blog states, As far as opinions go, some publications have gone so far as to bring in experts to analyze whether Kate's weight loss was healthy, she lost the weight too quickly, she has an eating disorder, and this was all caused by stress. The overall conclusions . . . are that Kate's weight loss was healthy, and that she lost it very slowly, which was healthy as well.

The blogger continued on to say, What is disturbing though, and what the media has glossed over, is that Kate was very thin before losing any weight - flat abs and everything!  She looked healthy, had a fabulous figure, and didn't need to lose anything to begin with.

OK Magazine says, however, that Kate is a public figure and people will criticize her for being too thin or too fat, and that in the public's eye, she'll never be perfect.

Even celebrities are coming out to defend Kate. Selma Blair defended Kate to ET saying that she looked healthy and beautiful. Taraji P Henson said Kate looks fine [and] looks healthy.

However, when it comes to weight loss, Hollywood may not be the panel of experts that the public will turn to in order to tame concerns about Kate's weight. 

Although, there is one expert who has publicly stated that Kate is at risk of becoming anorexic. However, the Italian expert, Fabiola De Clercq, did not say that Kate is anorexic.

You only need look at the pictures from the current visit to Canada to see that she really has lost a lot of weight and that she's bordering on anorexia, said Clercq, founder of Italy's Association for the Study and Research of Anorexia.

As happens increasingly often in the case of fashion models, the young duchess's appearances risk becoming an advert for anorexia, said De Clerq.

And even though recent images of Kate do not lie, and it's clear that she has in-fact lost a considerable amount of weight for what was an already healthy physique, at this point it's all speculation.  

It would be accurate to point out that Kate has lost some weight since becoming Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, but beyond that, implying that the Duchess is anorexic might be unwarranted, and can create more stress for the Duchess. 

Until more health experts voice their opinion on Kate's health status, taking the word of one expert who says she is bordering on anorexia does not imply that she is in-fact suffering from the deadly eating disorder. 

Other stars who have suffered from media speculation about an eating disorder include Britney Spears, Nicole Richie, Ashlee Simpson, Calista Flockhart, Mary-Kate Olsen, Paris Hilton, Victoria Beckham, amongst others. 

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