The 411 on Eating Disorders

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  • 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
  • It’s National Eating Disorders Awareness Week
  • What Are Eating Disorders?

Black Girls and Eating Disorders

Eating disorders ain’t just a white thing. A 2009 study found that not only were African-American girls 50 percent more likely than white girls to be bulimic, but that socioeconomic status was not a factor in developing these disorders. Girls from the lowest income bracket were 153 percent more likely to be bulimic than their richer counterparts. 

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