The 411 on Eating Disorders

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


Bulimia, an illness that singer and actress Brandy once had, is when a person binges on food or has regular episodes of overeating. Then they use different methods — such as vomiting or abusing laxatives — to prevent weight gain from eating so much. Complications include constipation, dehydration, cavities, hemorrhoids, pancreatitis and tears in the esophagus.

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