Digestive System

Metabolism and Nutrition

What are eating disorders?

Eating disorders are medical illnesses in which patients become obsessed with food and their body weight. Research indicates that more than 90 percent of those who have eating disorders are women between the ages of 12 and 25. The main types of eating disorders are anorexia nervosa and bulimia nervosa. A third disorder, binge eating disorder, is still being investigated by researchers.


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