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Chloe Reffit Human Growth & Development Anorexia Nervosa Anorexia nervosa is an eating disorder where the amount of weight a person looses is more than considered healthy for their height and age. People with this disorder have an intense fear of weight gain, even if they are underweight. They tend to diet or exercise too much or use other drastic measures to lose weight. While people with anorexia nervosa may starve themselves or avoid food, those with bulimia nervosa tend to binge eat and then purge. They think that, by doing this, they can eat whatever they want and not gain any weight. Females are more likely to suffer from either anorexia or bulimia nervosa. Since girls tend to pay more attention to what is going on in the celebrity world, they start worrying about weight at a young age. Society promotes beauty as having a thin or skinny body. Body image is a big deal and they may develop a negative self-image when they start comparing themselves to others. This all can lead to developing one of these eating
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