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Starvation chic seems to be spreading across America. In fact, between 0.5% and 2% of women are estimated to suffer from anorexia nervosa. But the deadly disorder is now affecting more older women, ethnic women, and men. What's going on?

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The Changing Face of Anorexia
Who's at risk? More people than you think.
The Genetics of Anorexia
New research suggests anorexia is - in part - inherited. But it's not inevitable.
Anorexia Inside the Human Body
First it attacks the bones. Then the heart. Anorexia kills up to 20% of its long-term victims.
Pro-Ana Web Sites
"Ana." "Mia." "Thinspiration." Do web sites celebrating anorexia worsen the problem?

Anorexia: In My Own Words

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For insights into this deadly eating disorder, WebMD asked five women to tell their personal stories about living with anorexia.

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Help for Victims and Parents: Understanding Anorexia Nervosa

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