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Women of Color and Eating Disorders

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Women of Color and Eating Disorders

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Women of Color and Eating Disorders

Women of Color and Eating Disorders

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Web Extra: Hear an extended version of Keyes' conversation with 'Michelle,' a young woman battling an eating disorder.

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Health care organizations are beginning to address more aggressively the perception of eating disorders within communities of color. Anorexia and bulimia aren't just problems for upper-class white women. More and more African-American and Latina women are buying in to the mainstream media's white, thin image of beauty.