The 411 on Eating Disorders

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Binge Eating

Binge eating, the most common eating disorder among adults, is the act of consuming a large amount of food in a short period of time. This affects 3.5 percent of women, 2 percent of men and 1.6 percent of teens and kids, says the National Institutes of Health. Complications include obesity, diabetes, heart disease, gallbladder disease and high blood pressure, to name a few. 

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