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How can anorexia nervosa be prevented?
While educating the public about the important health benefits of appropriate nutrition is generally beneficial, it has been found to be less specifically helpful in the prevention of eating disorders and other body image problems. More effective approaches are thought to be the addition of education about the bias of media images toward excessive thinness as desirable. Helping people internalize a self-image
and health behaviors that are inconsistent with those of eating disordered
individuals have also found to be effective prevention methods for anorexia.