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Eating Disorders

  • Robin B. Kanarek
  • Robin Marks-Kaufman

Abstract

The past two decades have witnessed a striking increase in the eating disorders, anorexia nervosa and bulimia. Both of these disorders occur most frequently, but not exclusively, in young women. It has been hypothesized that one of the primary reasons for the increase in the prevalence of these eating disorders is our culture’s recent obsession with thinness and a stigma against obesity.

Keywords

Luteinizing Hormone Anorexia Nervosa Eating Disorder Binge Eating Bulimia Nervosa 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Robin B. Kanarek
    • 1
  • Robin Marks-Kaufman
    • 1
  1. 1.Tufts UniversityMedfordUSA

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