Eating Disorders And Eating Disorder

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The topic of my research is an affliction that affects people called an “eating disorder.”
Why did you choose this topic?
I chose this topic because it is a very prevalent issue in our society today, and a close friend of mine is suffering from an eating disorder.
What question(s) did you want to answer or what was your hypothesis regarding this topic?
As mammals, there is no chance of escaping the need to consume food in everyday life. However, when it comes to food there can be a major concern of eating too much or eating too little. Doing either of those for an extended period of time involves the risk of developing an eating disorder and due to the increased awareness of eating disorders, has become a headline topic in mainstream media.
The questions I wanted to answer as a result of my research include:

1. What exactly classifies as an eating disorder, and how do you diagnose it?

2. Does it affect genders differently?

3. How does one recognize an eating disorder?

4. What are the health effects?

5. What are the treatments for an eating disorder?
List the main findings or conclusions that were discussed and that you learned about by doing this assignment: (This is the main part of your report where you explain the research and its findings.)
What Is An Eating Disorder? An eating disorder is a physiological illness that involves excessive eating habits. The three main types of eating disorders are anorexia…

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