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Risk Factors for Anorexia

Risk factors discussion:

Those with anorexia are often characterized as perfectionists and overachievers who appear to be in control. In reality, they suffer from low self-esteem and confidence and overly criticize themselves. They are also very concerned about pleasing others. (Source: excerpt from Fact Sheet Eating Disorders: NWHIC)

Risks factors for Anorexia: medical news summaries:

The following medical news items are relevant to risk factors for Anorexia:

About risk factors:

Risk factors for Anorexia are factors that do not seem to be a direct cause of the disease, but seem to be associated in some way. Having a risk factor for Anorexia makes the chances of getting a condition higher but does not always lead to Anorexia. Also, the absence of any risk factors or having a protective factor does not necessarily guard you against getting Anorexia. For general information and a list of risk factors, see the risk center.


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