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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Beyonce in Plaid Mermaid Style Skirt

Beyonce had the Internet buzzing in anticipation of her "big announcement" this weekend. Many of her delusional Stans thought she was pregnant (ha ha) or that she was announcing her intention to run for president.

What a big letdown it must have been for them when they found out Beyonce was just promoting her vegan diet book and delivery service.

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Beyonce and Jay Z at their office in NYC

American power couple Beyonce Knowles-Carter and Shawn "Jay Z" Carter-Knowles were spotted leaving their NYC office building on Monday afternoon -- one day after attending Prince's tribute concert to Freddie Gray in Baltimore. They wore inspirational t-shirts as they headed to their car. Beyonce's shirt said "Never Forget to Say Thank You", while Jay-Z's simply read "Peace" in English, Hebrew and Arabic. Beyonce completed her outfit with a tight pair of ripped jeans and Ray ban sunglasses.
Photos: 247PAPS.TV/Splash News

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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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