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Long Beach nutritionists link ‘clean eating’ to disordered eating in young women

Health and diet fads can be taken too far. The Paleo diet led one 21-year-old Cal State Long Beach student to fixate on avoiding all modern processed foods. Nutritionists are finding more young women suffering from orthorexia, a condition in which the sufferer obsessively avoids foods they view as unhealthy or impure. “All I’m hearing is clean eating, clean eating, clean eating. For some reason this is a huge trigger for young girls.” Read the story at VoiceWaves.


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This entry was posted on August 19, 2016 by in Print, Voicewaves and tagged , , , .

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