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Dying to Be Thin

Anorexia, bulimia, and other eating disorders are on the rise. What can be done to help those who are suffering?

Runtime: 53:40Topic: Body + BrainBody & BrainNova

In this sobering but ultimately hopeful documentary, NOVA examines a disturbing increase in the prevalence of eating disorders, particularly anorexia and bulimia. Meet students, ballet dancers, fashion models, and other young women who are seeking recovery or have conquered their disease. Discover how leading eating disorder specialists are making dramatic advances in the diagnosis and treatment of these devastating conditions that affect millions of people.

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