Al Sharpton

About 1 in 3 Americans struggle with eating disorders according to the latest statistics. Eating disorders include binge eating, starvation dieting, purging (vomiting), consuming flat stomach tea (laxative abuse), and more.

The Rev. Al Sharpton, pictured above, lost 176 pounds (down from 305 lbs.) because he was hurt by people making fun of his weight.

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mom eats toilet paper

25-year-old Jade Sylvester, of England, has unusual eating habits. In addition to eating 3 square meals a day, Sylvester also consumes one roll of toilet paper per day.

“I started craving toilet roll. I still don’t know why,” Sylvester told UK's Liconshire Echo.

“I like the dryness. My family tell me it isn’t very good for me — but I can’t help it,” Sylvester said.

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Medical Minute: Anorexia Nervosa

New photos posted on social media by Whitney Houston's daughter, Bobbi Kristina, suggests she may be suffering from Anorexia Nervosa, an eating disorder characterized by a starvation diet and low self-esteem.

Bobbi Kristina's attention-seeking behavior is indicative of youngsters who didn't develop strong bonds with their parents or primary caregivers. Bobbi's mom, Whitney, and her dad, singer Bobby Brown, had busy careers that kept them on the road for long periods of time.

People who suffer from Anorexia have an irrational fear that they are gaining too much weight. They obsess about staying thin due to an altered body image disturbance or the perception that they are too fat.

Anorexia Nervosa usually begins in adolescence and affects more girls than boys.

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Woman makes $9,000 a month by eating in front of webcam

A South Korean woman makes over $9,000 USD a month just by eating a 4 course meal in front of her webcam.

Park Seo-Yeon, 33, who quit her day job, begins eating her hours long meal at 8 p.m. every night as thousands of fans tune in online. Park, whose online handle is "the Diva," devours her meal slowly while entertaining her fans with good-humored banter between bites.

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