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Unformatted text preview: of a given height Eating Disorders Anorexia nervosa A severe eating disorder where one starves oneself possibly to death. Symptoms: Weight loss 85-86 lbs. Stop eating Distorted body image Excessive exercise Laxatives Demographics 1% of Caucasian women age 16+ Can start younger The older when begins worse it is Often begins purposefully gets out of control Some boys; no %, but increasing About 1000 deaths/year Theories on origins: Biological chemical imbalance in hypothalamus Some genetics, some heredity Depression Societal societys demand for slim Bulimia A disorder in which a person binges on large quantities of food and then purges...
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