The 411 on Eating Disorders

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  • It’s National Eating Disorders Awareness Week
  • What Are Eating Disorders?
  • What Causes Them?
  • How Common Are They?
  • Black Girls and Eating Disorders
  • Can Men Have Eating Disorders?
  • Anorexia Nervosa
  • Binge Eating
  • Bulimia
  • Treating Eating Disorders

What Are Eating Disorders?

Eating disorders are a range of illnesses that impact the way that you eat — from eating too little or eating way too much — that have serious repercussions to your physical and emotional health, the National Institutes of Health says. The most common eating disorders include bulimia, anorexia and binge eating. 

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