Black Girls 50% More Likely to Be Bulimic Than White Girls

The eating disorder bulimia, characterized by reoccurring episodes of binging and purging, has been perceived as affecting privileged white teens. However, young black girls are more likely to exhibit bulimic behavior than their white peers as are girls from families in the lowest income bracket versus their wealthier peers, according to a 10-year study conducted by Michelle Goeree, an economist at the University of Southern California.

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