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I am informed that both obesity and anorexia are bad for your health, but which one is more unhealthy?

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Dr. Marc Neff
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Obesity anorexia: Tough question. Both are very dangerous, in the extreme situations. Anorexia can result in general organ shut down and failure from lack of nutrition. Obesity damages all the bodies organs, joints, liver, heart, but does so more slowly over time. Many obese patients have a life expectancy of no more than 65 years. But, I suspect that the average anorexic patient doesn't even live that long.

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