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Why Does Gender Influence Eating Disorders?

Last year, I wrote a story debunking the myth that being thinner is healthier for you. Among the unhealthy reasons people are underweight: Eating disorders, including anorexia and bulimia, that are epidemics, particularly among young women. So why women are more prone to these problems -- by a factor of 10 -- than men? The problem may have to do with the way women process information, according to a Japanese study. The female brain responds differently than a man's, according to...

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