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Eating Disorders: The Hidden Epidemic

February 11, 20169 min
Why are women still suffering from eating disorders later in life?Making food swaps, cutting calories, and amping up your workout regimen make sense when you're trying to change your body. The problem occurs when it becomes obsessive.An eating disorder is a serious illness that causes extreme changes in your eating behavior and how you perceive food in general. According to the National Association of Anorexia Nervosa and Associated Disorders, it's estimated that eating disorders affect over 11 million people in the United States.Eating disorders don't seem to be talked about as much, but there is still a major hidden epidemic among men and women who suffer in silence.Listen in as Karen Newman, triathlete and motivational speaker, joins Dr. Pam Peeke to discuss eating disorders and how to help stop the epidemic.

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