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Health Tip: Risk Factors for Eating Disorders

(HealthDay News) -- Eating disorders can develop among people with a combination of psychological, social and genetic factors, says the National Eating Disorders Collaboration.

The collaboration mentions these risk factors for eating disorders:

  • Low self-esteem, or perfectionism.

  • Overvaluing body image in defining self-worth.

  • Stress, depression and trauma.

  • Avoidance of social interaction.

  • Involvement in a sport that emphasizes body shape.

  • Troubled family or personal relationships.

  • Teasing or bullying.

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