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Five Anorexia Myths Exploded

Winning the battle against Anorexia by Emily Troscianko

So many people just don't get what it means, to want and need to starve yourself. Why on earth should they? Yet anorexia seems strangely appealing as a subject of media jokes, or magazine gossip, or off-the-cuff comments from acquaintances: ‘She's been looking really anorexic lately'. As someone with anorexia and as someone recovered from it, the myths and misconceptions surrounding the illness have surprised me with their prevalence – they used to upset and infuriate me, now I can better understand them. 


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