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6 Causes of Eating Disorders

2. Genetic

One can do everything in their power to lead a healthy life — they can eat well, exercise, visit their doctor regularly, and make an effort to achieve a state of overall mental and physical well-being. But even the healthiest person can find their health affected by a genetic predisposition to a medical condition, from cancer to heart disease and even eating disorders.

In short, if your ancestors or members of your immediate family struggled with weight problems — whether that involves being excessively heavy or thin — you may encounter these same issues at some point in your life. In any case, it pays to be prepared for the challenges you may face, so be sure to ask your loved ones about some of the health conditions your family members have faced in the past.

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