Health Tip: Is Your Teen a Binge Eater?

Recognize the signs

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(HealthDayNews) -- Does your teenager merely overeat now and then, or does she have a problem with binge eating?

According to the Nemours Foundation, a binge eater, or compulsive eater, feels a powerful urge to overeat. She regularly eats unusually large amounts of food and doesn't stop eating when she becomes full. Once she starts, she feels out of control and powerless to stop.

If you think your child has a problem with binge eating, talk to her doctor. Treatment focuses on helping children feel better about themselves and develop a healthy relationship with food.


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