Audrey Hepburn, Kristy Henrich, Nicole Richie, Sally Field, Jane Fonda, Mary-Kate Olsen, Tracy Gold all have one thing in common besides being in the spotlight. Some of these women died of heart failure or struggled with numerous health problems due to one major eating disorder. Other every-day women who are writers, clerks, teachers, mothers, teens, grandmothers share the same disease.
The heart is a muscle. During starvation, it begins to get smaller and weaker like the other muscles in the body. Blood pressure may drop and blood flow is reduced increasing a chance for heart failure. Cholesterol increases.
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