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Who can become anorexic?

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Dr. Robert Woods
Psychiatry 31 years experience
Essentially Anyone: The mayo clinic has identified certain factors which increase the risk of anorexia: being female. A young age. Genetics. Family history - having a first degree relative with anorexia. Weight changes. Transitions such as a new school, home or job. Sports, work and artistic activities such as ballet, or gymnastics. Media and society - unrealistic social values displayed in fashion.

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