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Unformatted text preview: food simply because they believe certain parts of their body (i.e. buttocks, thighs, and stomach) to be fat. In North America, approximately 1 in 200 (0.5%) young girls are affected by this disease. But men are not excluded from Anorexia; they account for 10% of anorexia nervosa cases. Another form of an eating disorder is Bulimia Nervosa, which is when a person has reoccurring episodes of binging followed by getting rid of it. Techniques used to purge the food include self-induced vomiting, laxative abuse, enemas, and sometimes heavy exercise. Because bulimics keep their purging behavior private, the symptoms of this disease are often hard to recognize. About 4% of young women in North America are affected by it, and, as with anorexia, 10% of the cases occur in men....
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- Spring '08