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Study Shows Midlife Eating Disorders On The Rise

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By Jeanann Pannasch
TODAYShow.com contributor

When we think about those at risk for anorexia or bulimia, we think of impressionable adolescent girls, desperate for their bodies to resemble the beautiful, thin women on television and in magazines.

But in recent years, psychologists across the country have noticed a rise in eating disorders among women in their 30s, 40s and 50s. And a new study from the Eating Disorder Center of Denver confirms that an increasing number of women in midlife (30-65) are indeed struggling with these dangerous and potentially deadly disorders.

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