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    Anorexia Nervosa - What Increases Your Risk

    The risk for anorexia nervosa increases if you:

    For some people, limiting what they eat can meet a need for personal control and self-esteem. Some teens may fall into this pattern as a way to cope with big changes and challenges.

    A parent may have cause for concern if:

    • A child expresses concerns about weight at a very young age.
    • A teen becomes more strict with a diet.
    • A teen intensifies his or her exercise routine.

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    Last Updated: November 14, 2014
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