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Are black girls more likely to develop bulimia than white girls?

Dr. Andrea Pennington, MD
Integrative Medicine
New results out of the University of Southern California show that black girls are twice as likely to be bulimic than white girls. The approach this study took was to ask girls about their behaviors as opposed to studying hospital admission data. Many bulimic girls who are minorities or from low socio economic status were probably missed all along.

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