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Bulimia nervosa – common in women

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Between 1–2% of young adult women in this country suffer from bulimia nervosa1 with episodes of massive overeating (bulimia) associated with a sense of loss of control and a morbid fear of becoming fat.2 Between episodes most fast and/or induce vomiting. This article discusses the diagnosis and management of bulimia nervosa, a condition seen in women from all classes and cultures,3 but which rarely affects men.

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