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Black girls more likely to be bulimic

Black girls are 50 per cent more likely to be bulimic than girls who are white, according to a U.S. study.

Black girls are 50 per cent more likely to be bulimic than girls who are white, according to a U.S. study.

This finding may shock those who have a strong image of the typical girl who binges and purges to look like a Gossip Girl character.

The study blasted another myth about bulimia: It is not an illness of privilege. Girls from the lowest income families were 153 per cent more likely to be bulimic than those in the highest income bracket.

More than 2,300 girls in California, Ohio and Washington, D.C. were enrolled in the study.

 
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