But those aren’t the only signs, and the signs aren’t always obvious, said Dr. Sarah Hallberg, a physician at IU Health Arnett.Nationally, 20 million women and 10 million men have had an eating disorder at some point in their lives, according to the National Eating Disorders Association.
Here, Hallberg offered her tips on what to know about the potentially deadly disorders.
1. Avoid stereotypes. When people think of eating disorders, they think of a really skinny person, Hallberg said. She said in reality, many people with eating disorders are a normal weight or even overweight.
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