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What Is Anorexia Nervosa?

Anorexia Nervosa

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We all need to eat to live. But some people worry so much about getting fat that they develop an eating disorder like anorexia. People with anorexia become very afraid of gaining weight. They may go on extreme diets or exercise all the time. People with anorexia often skip meals, becomes obsessed with calories, and lose lots of weight.