anorexia

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A mental health condition usually connected with women who try to lose weight or stay slim by making themselves vomit after having a meal and taking on excessive exercise.

People with the illness may stop eating meals or avoid fatty food. They may also take laxatives or other medication to clear their bowels

The condition is common in girls aged between 16 and 17. Although boys and men as well as older women can be diagnosed with anorexia.

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