The Worst Celebrity Health Role Models

Unregulated diet pills, illegal drugs, excessive plastic surgery -- a wrap-up of some of the unhealthiest celeb-endorsed products and practices (20 Photos)

Leslie Goldman on Sep 7, 2010 at 8:21PM

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The Worst Celebrity Health Role Models

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Heidi Montag

The vice: Excessive plastic surgery

Ever since the aspiring "It" girl underwent a marathon 10-hour, $30,000+ surgery in November, both fans and critics of The Hills have been buzzing about her plastic surgery addiction. (She had her breast implants further augmented, a nose job, brow lift, chin reduction, butt augmentation, liposuction on her stomach and thighs, and more.) Sadly, such a drastic, obsessive pattern is often symbolic of Body Dysmorphic Syndrome, says Pedro Cazabon, MD, chairman of general internal medicine at Ochsner Health Center in New Orleans. Body Dysmorphic Syndrome is a condition in which otherwise healthy people perceive their physical appearance as unattractive or unacceptable. "The end result can be disfiguring," he explains.

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