Culture and religion impede treatment for eating disorders in Alabama

February 24, 2015 2:55 AM

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More than 160,000 Alabamians have an eating disorder, according to the National Association of Anorexia Nervosa and Associated Disorders, and one out of 20 of the most critically ill could die from the disease.

Statistics like these prompted the creation of Eating Disorders Awareness Week, which started Sunday and runs through the rest of the week.

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