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  1. Anorexia: The Body Neglected

    Anorexia nervosa takes an enormous toll on the body. But that's not all. It has the highest death rate of any mental illness. Between 5% and 20% of people who develop the disease eventually die from it. The longer you have it, the more likely you will die from it. Even for those who survive, the dis

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  2. One Woman's Race Against Anorexia

    Food has consumed my thoughts in good and bad ways for several years. I used to wake up every morning thinking about what I was going to eat at each meal and how many calories I would burn with my daily workout. I became isolated from my friends and spent countless hours in my college dorm room in o

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  3. The Changing Face of Anorexia

    Think anorexia is a teen disease, or a habit taken up by spoiled, white rich girls? Think again. White women in their teens and 20s still account for most anorexia cases in the U.S. But experts say women in their 40s and 50s, men, black and Hispanic women, and even little girls as young as 8 or 9 ye

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  4. Anorexia and Bulimia: Cracking the Genetic Code

    Not so long ago, doctors and therapists blamed anorexia, bulimia, and other eating disorders on overly controlling parents. When they first gained attention in the late 1970s and early 1980s, the diseases were often seen as psychosomatic -- the willful behavior of often-spoiled, privileged teenagers

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  5. Living With Anorexia: Lizzy

    By Lizzy I guess it all started with a diet when I was a sophomore in high school. I had been overweight for awhile, but I hadn't given much thought to it. Then, my grandpa died, and I thought, "Life is really short, and I'm tired of spending it in a body that I hate." At least, that's what I told m

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  6. Pro-Anorexia Web Sites: The Thin Web Line

    "Thinspiration." "Ana." "Mia." "I love you to the bones." This is the vocabulary of a burgeoning subculture of web sites known as "pro-ana," meaning pro-anorexia. Created primarily by young women who have anorexia or bulimia, or are in recovery from one or both of the disorders, these sites have bee

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  7. Living With Anorexia: Melissa Román

    By  Melissa Román I come from a very Catholic family in which everything has to be picture perfect, even if it's an illusion, like in "Desperate Housewives." I was always thin, while my sister was the overweight one -- my mother put her on Weight Watchers when she was 12. Early on, I got the message

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  8. Living With Anorexia: Carré Otis

    By Carré Otis Growing up in an alcoholic household where life was chaotic and unstable had me searching for ways to cope and remedy the anxiety I experienced. I had a tremendous fear of becoming a woman, and my relationship with my mother was fractured. I lacked the nurturing that makes the process

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  9. Living With Anorexia: Denise Demers

    By Denise Myers Demers Weight has always been an issue for me. In my high school yearbook I wrote as my goal, "Stay 105," which is pretty sad when you think of it. In the summer of 2004, I was about to turn 45, and I decided I wanted to meet that goal. The goal became my focus, because so many other

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  10. Pro-Anorexia Web Sites Prey on Insecurities

    My Princess Ana, Fragile Innocence: The cutesy names disguise the dark agenda of pro-anorexia web sites and message boards. On these sites, "Ana" means anorexia and "Mia" is bulimia. For many, "Ana" is a friend or enemy they all have in common. Pro-anorexia web sites are controversial -- providing "

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