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Eating Disorders Not Just in White Women

DiversityInc.om, Posted: Dec 11, 2008

NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. -- Eating disorders like bulimia and anorexia, once seen in white women, are becoming a growing problem for women from various ethnic and racial backgrounds, according to DiversityInc.com, which cites data from the National Association of Anorexia Nervosa and Associated Disorders. Among 7 million U.S. women with eating disorders is a growing number of African-American, Latina and South Asian women who have adopted current U.S. cultural standards of women's beauty that emphasize thinness. The Association has tracked a rise of bulimia among Mexican-American girls aged 16 to 19.

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