Anorexia Essay

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Today, as many as 10 out of 100 young teens struggle with an eating disorder. Each year, many teens develop eating disorders, or problems related to their weight, body image, and food. Anorexia is a serious eating disorder associated with an intense fear of weight gain and food. People who suffer from anorexia limit the amount of food they eat and have a distorted view of their body size and shape and may become dangerously thin. That is because the disorder affects not only their body but also their mind. Although the cause of anorexia is not fully understood, there is evidence that physical, biological, and social triggers are part of problems in anorexia. All of these causes revolve around the society we are living in today.
Genetics, biochemistry and biological factors have a significant contribution to anorexia. Although scientists are still researching possible biological causes of anorexia. Some individuals who have suffered from this eating disorder have unbalanced chemicals in the brain which control hunger, digestion and appetite. People with anorexia also have abnormal le...

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