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History Student Makes Case for New Eating Disorder

Image of fruitAn article by History and Women Studies student Shawna Collins has been published on the Impact Ethics blog about the dangers of a newly recognized eating disorder – orthorexia.

As Collins’ article explains, sufferers set out to make healthy choices by eating healthy foods and exercising regularly. However, over time these can become unhealthy obsessions displacing other parts of their life. The students research in third and fourth year History and Women Studies classes has focused on this issue suggesting that persons who suffer are those who are embracing a body image and lifestyle promoted by North American society.

Read Shawna Collins’ article on the Impact Ethics blog.