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Latest Orthorexia nervosa Stories

2011-05-20 13:13:58

Perhaps the most puzzling symptom of anorexia nervosa – a disorder that tends to occur in young women – is the refusal to eat, resulting in extreme weight loss.

2011-04-13 04:20:00

NEW YORK, April 13, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Jack LaLanne passed away on January 23, 2011 at the ripe old age of 96. If you're too young to recognize the name, take a moment to read his accomplishments.

2009-03-27 13:39:13

Psychiatric disorders are common in adults who have had the eating disorder anorexia, researchers in Sweden said. A total of 51 teenagers with anorexia nervosa were studied, together with an equally large control group of healthy persons beginning in 1985.

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2008-04-11 09:05:00

Orthorexia supposedly is an emerging eating disorder marked by extreme devotion to healthy food. People suffering from the addiction obsessively check labels, avoid junk food, plan menus and often eat a healthy diet so they can feel "pure."


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