Eating disorders

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Eating disorders have been shown to cause premature aging, illness and even death due to medical complications. The American Psychiatric Association outlines diagnostic criteria for four types of eating disorders: anorexia nervosa (AN), bulimia nervosa (BN), binge eating disorder and eating disorder not otherwise specified. What are the consequences of

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