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What causes a pica eating disorder that leads to tooth erosion?

Pica eating disorder is associated with depression, stress and anxiety and comes from an iron deficiency. Ironically, when those with the disorder eat materials like clay, they keep iron from being absorbed into their body and worsen their deficiency.   

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