An eating disorder is a serious form of mental illness that causes severe disturbances in a person’s eating behaviors and body image.
Typically, people with an eating disorder will develop an obsessive preoccupation with food and their body weight. These thoughts and beliefs affect the way the person eats, as well as their relationship with food and exercise.
The impact of an eating disorder on eating behaviors can result in inadequate nutrition and can be dangerous for heart health, the digestive system, bones, and teeth.
Eating disorders more commonly affect women than men, and often develop in teen and young adult years. Up to 24 million people in America suffer from an eating disorder....
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