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Health Minute: Eating Disorders

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WPSU’s Health Minute is a collaboration with Penn State’s Ross and Carol Nese College of Nursing.

Eating disorders are serious, but treatable mental and physical illnesses that can impact people of all ages, races, and genders.

The National Eating Disorders Association estimates that 20 million women and 10 million men will have an eating disorder at some point in their lives.

The most common eating disorders are Anorexia Nervosa, or the relentless drive for thinness; Bulimia Nervosa, which is binge eating followed by methods to avoid weight gain such as forced vomiting, and Binge Eating, or frequent consumption of large amounts of food and uncontrollable eating.

Find treatment help and support at the National Eating Disorders Association website.

Cheraine Stanford is the Content Strategy Director at WPSU, responsible for developing the station's original productions across digital, radio and television.
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