Anorexia Nervosa is defined as a serious, potentially life-threatening eating disorder characterized by selfstarvation and excessive weight loss (National Eating Disorders Association, 2002). Bulimia is defined as an eating disorder characterized by episodic binge eating followed by purging behavior such as self-induced vomiting and laxative abuse (Anorexia Nervosa and Related Eating Disorders, 2001). [...] if a movie star gains weight, the paparazzi have a field day.
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