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By On June 12th, 2018

Who do eating disorders really affect? [Infographic]

Despite the misperception that eating disorders are only an issue for young, white, affluent women, there is plenty of evidence that eating disorders affect people of every gender, race, ethnicity, culture, size, socioeconomic status, or sexual orientation. Sadly, this misconception has real consequences for those who don’t fit the stereotype. The myths around eating disorders…

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By On February 14th, 2017

“Who Can Get an Eating Disorder?”

The question of “who can get an eating disorder” might seem simple to answer, but we live a time when people are regularly turned away from treatment or support for disordered eating because they are “too old”, “not thin enough”, or male. Even in the medical community, there are widespread misunderstandings about the most deadly…

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