May 5th, 2006

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I came across this (could trigger talks about severe starvation and mentions very low numbers/also remember these people were not engaging in deadly ed behaviours like vomiting/diuretic and laxative abuse/un-needed exercise to burn calories):

Its about "the limit of human adaptation to starvation"
(it's somewhat long/there are graphs)

I think it brings up some good points about the limits of using bmi to assess the level of starvation. Also brings up points about how the climate and body type may allow for lower bmi.

I don't have any particular discussion. I just want to see what others think. Could these studies be useful in researching anorexia or are they pretty irrelevant. I will delete this in a heartbeat if asked.
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Hunger: An Unnatural History

The other day, I discovered this book called Hunger: An Unnatural History by Sharman Apt Russell. I thought some of you might be interested in it - maybe in discovering the "origins" of your eating disorder from a biological/social/cultural/religious/anthropological standpoint (plus there is some stuff related to famine/international development, although that doesn't define an ED).

Under the cut are the reviews from Amazon, or you can click on the title to read them. Regardless, I think it looks pretty interesting. I found it in the bookstore I work at so I should pick it up soon for some summer reading.

Any thoughts/criticisms are appreciated. If this is severely off-topic, I'll delete it.

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