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10 Facts About Eating Disorders


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Anorexia Can Cause Osteoporosis
Some eating disorders can cause your bones to weaken and could lead to osteoporosis.
Some eating disorders can cause your bones to weaken and could lead to osteoporosis.
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The self-starvation of anorexia can cause anemia; shrunken organs; low blood pressure; slowed metabolism and reflexes; bone mineral loss, which can lead to osteoporosis; and irregular heartbeat, which can lead to cardiac arrest.

 


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