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But if you’re right, you may save a life. Anorexia affects individuals. But the solutions are everyone’s business. HEALTH AT RISK: A 21Century Content st Most of those who suffer from anorexia are female. But boys can get anorexia, too. Experts say that about 10 percent of people with the disease are male. Some of these are boys who have been overweight. They may have started dieting and then found that they enjoyed watching the numbers on the scale drop. Even when they become too thin, they don’t want to lose that sense of accomplishment.

It also provides advice for people who suspect that a family member has the disorder. org This Web site covers health issues that are important to teens, including issues related to body weight and personal relationships. HEALTH AT RISK: A 31 I advertisements, 20, 26 anorexia, 5–8, 30 feeding tubes, 22 formula, 5–6, 30 friends, 28 blood, 16 blood pressure, 17 body fluids, 16 body image, 5, 15, 26 boys, 28 brain, 16, 17–18 bulimia, 23 models, 20, 26 muscles, 16 genes, 25–26 goals, 18 group therapy, 23 hair, 15, 16 health consequences, 15–18, 20 heart, 16, 17, 20 hormones, 16 causes, 10–13 compliments, 5, 10–11 control issues, 12–13 counselor, 23, 30 joints, 16 eating, 21 eating disorders, 5, 30 energy, 15, 17 exercise, 10, 26 parents, 12, 26, 28 peer pressure, 10 pro-ana Web sites, 12 recovery, 20–23 skin, 15, 16 starvation, 5, 8, 15, 17 statistics, 8, 25 Internet, 12 intestines, 16 dieting, 10 distorted thoughts, 18 nails, 15 nerves, 16 nutrients, 22, 30 therapy, 23, 30 thinness, 5, 11, 20 kidneys, 16 vomiting, 23 lanugo, 15, 30 media, 20, 26 medical help, 20–21 menstrual period, 17, 26, 30 family members, 26, 28 family problems, 12–13 A warning signs, 5–6, 26 Web sites, 12 weight loss, 5 A 'AIL"3TEWART is the author of more than 220 books for children and young adults.

If you think someone may be struggling with anorexia, talk to her or him. Or tell an adult what you suspect. If you are wrong, that’s OK. But if you’re right, you may save a life. Anorexia affects individuals. But the solutions are everyone’s business. HEALTH AT RISK: A 21Century Content st Most of those who suffer from anorexia are female. But boys can get anorexia, too. Experts say that about 10 percent of people with the disease are male. Some of these are boys who have been overweight. They may have started dieting and then found that they enjoyed watching the numbers on the scale drop.

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