The Washington Post reports that new internet programs may help prevent eating disorders in youth. Recently published research suggests that one such program, developed by researchers at Stanford University entitled: “Student Bodies,” does in fact help lower the incidence of eating disorders. Stanford researchers followed 480 female California college students for up to two years and report that the internet program helped prevent the development of eating disorders in women who were at high risk. Prevention programs for eating disorders have been on the rise in the last decade, partly because of the high cost and low success rate of treatment programs. It is estimated that 4 percent of teenage girls and young women suffer from either anorexia or bulimia. An additional 4 percent are believed to suffer from subclinical forms of these disorders. According to statistics compiled by the Eating Disorders Coalition, the incidence of eating disorders has doubled in the last 40 years…