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What is anorexia?

Anorexia nervosa is an eating disorder and a serious mental illness. People with anorexia have a distorted body image and have a strong fear of gaining weight. People with anorexia tend to severely limit the amount of food they eat, or exercise excessively to avoid gaining weight. This usually leads to extreme weight loss.

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Author: Kellie Heywood
First answered: 18 Sep 2014
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