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Who tends to get bulimia nervosa?

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Anyone can get this eating disorder. But bulimia tends to start late in childhood or in early adulthood. It affects females more often than males. People with bulimia often keep it secret, and they usually weigh within the normal range for their age and height. They may fear gaining weight, want to lose weight, and may feel intensely dissatisfied with their bodies.

From: Bulimia Nervosa WebMD Medical Reference

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American Psychiatric Association: "Eating Disorders."

National Institute of Mental Health: "Eating Disorders."

womenshealth.gov: "Bulimia nervosa fact sheet."

Reviewed by Joseph Goldberg on August 03, 2018

SOURCES:

American Psychiatric Association: "Eating Disorders."

National Institute of Mental Health: "Eating Disorders."

womenshealth.gov: "Bulimia nervosa fact sheet."

Reviewed by Joseph Goldberg on August 03, 2018

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