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Too skinny for school?

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Too skinny for school?

By Corinne Hautala. CREATED Apr 9, 2014

A Yale University student said she felt forced to eat large amounts of food, because she says Yale officials believed she had an eating disorder and needed to gain weight.

At 5 foot 2 inches and weighing 90 pounds, she tried convincing doctors that her low weight was genetic. They disagreed and forced her to begin a weight-gaining regiment or be put on medical leave from the school.

She said the university threatened her with suspension for being too skinny unless she agreed to weekly weigh-ins and medical appointments.

The Ivy League school has since relented and will no longer require her to attend weigh-ins.  Her new physician said that Yale Health had made a mistake in forcing her to gain weight.

The school has declined to comment.