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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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