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When clean eating becomes an obsession
When clean eating becomes an obsession

Many people are adopting clean eating habits, trading in processed foods for natural, nontoxic and organic choices. Doctors say it can lead to better health, but for some it can become an unhealthy obsession. Dr. Steven Crawford, co-director of The Center for Eating Disorders at Sheppard Pratt in Towson, said some people can become so focused on eating the right foods that they develop an eating disorder called orthorexia. Crawford says more research is needed on the disease, which is not yet listed in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of the American Psychiatric Association, the gold standard for psychological disorders. What is orthorexia? Orthorexia describes specific disordered...

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