Eating Disorder News

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. (

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