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This week is National Eating Disorder Awareness Week.  When you hear the term “Eating Disorder”, you may think African-Americans especially women can’t relate.  However, current trends and studies beg to differ.

A study published by PBS Nova Online revealed younger, more educated and perfecting seeking African-American women are most at risk of succumbing to eating disorders.  Click here for full article

Eating Disorders can range from Anorexia nervosa , Binge eating and Bulimia.

Here are some interesting facts according to the National Institute of Health:

  • Women are more likely than men to have eating disorders.
  • It usually starts in teenage years.
  • Eating disorders often occurs with depression, anxiety disorders and substance abuse.
  • Eating disorders can cause heart and kidney problems and even death.

Early detection is key in addition to getting the help and treatment you need.

4 Steps Involved with Treatment:

  • Nutritional counseling
  • Mental Health Therapy
  • Monitoring Progress
  • Medicines (sometimes)

If you or someone you love has an eating disorder, please click on the links below for more information:

National Eating Disorders Organization

National Association of Anorexia Nervosa and Associated Disorders

Support Groups.com

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