Eating disorders such as anorexia or bulimia affect about 11 million Americans.
A conference today in Philadelphia will bring together health-care professionals, researchers and policymakers to discuss a public health approach to eating disorder prevention. Participants will examine how and where messages about eating disorders should be spread to reach as many people as possible, and how to keep the information consistent.
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For the one in five Jewish women who observe kashrut, Jewish laws that govern what food is kosher (“fit to eat”), there can be a struggle to reconcile the needs of the spirit with the needs of the flesh that’s not readily visible to the outside world.