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August 21, 2004

Eating Disorders and the College Student, Anorexia and Cholesterol

10 percent of college-age women have a clinical or near clinical eating disorder and because of the secretive nature characteristic of these disorders many go unreported.

New research suggests that people with the eating disorder anorexia nervosa are more likely to attempt suicide if their cholesterol levels are low.

Posted by news editor at 08:21 AM

August 10, 2004

Obesity, Brandy Helps Mary-Kate Olsen

"A Nebraska man who once weighed more than half a ton has lost 321 pounds in a Sioux Falls hospital, with a goal of losing another 450 pounds."

Brandy, the singer who also battled an eating problem in her youth, is among the stars offering support to Mary-Kate Olsen, who recently spent time in rehab for anorexia.

Posted by news editor at 01:55 AM

August 06, 2004

Mary-Kate Olsen Focuses Attention on Anorexia

Recent reports that young actress Mary-Kate Olsen was being treated for an eating disorder focused new attention on a problem that's been a concern for years: anorexia and bulimia among teenagers.

Eating disorders are "very common," says Christine Hartline, director of the Eating Disorder Referral and Information Center in Del Mar, Calif. As many as 10 million females and one million males suffer from an eating disorder in any given year. Many others exhibit unhealthy eating habits but do not meet full disorder criteria. (

Posted by news editor at 10:32 PM