FSU Students Educated on Dangers of Eating Disorders

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This week health officials across the country are taking a closer look at eating disorders.

The American Psychiatric Association says most eating disorders begin in high school or college and affect 10 percent of women and one percent of men.

In recognition of National Eating Disorder Awareness Week, FSU is hosting a series of events to educate the public.

"This goal of this week is to break down the taboo of eating disorders, discuss the stigma associated with eating disorders, and to let people know that it is not just about anorexia and bulimia," explained FSU nutritionist Heather Fisher.

Fisher says in 2006, at least eight percent of FSU students reported using harmful dieting behaviors, including diet pills, vomiting and using laxatives.