We eat every day and most of us enjoy it. It satiates our hunger, and provides us with nutrition and complex and pleasurable flavors and textures. But for some people eating can become the center of an obsession, an inescapable part of the date filled with anxiety. Eating disorders impact 2.7 percent of population, according the National Institute of Mental Health, but the problem extends far beyond the struggling individual.
On today's Central Standard, we discuss the different types of eating disorders, their effects on the sufferer and how they are treated.
- Dr. Bruce Liese, professor of Family Medicine at KU Medical Center