Season 27, Episode 20 Dying to Be Thin

First Aired: December 12, 2000

Examining anorexia nervosa and bulimia, eating disorders that strike approximately 3 percent of U.S. teenage girls. Susan Sarandon narrates the hour, which explains what these diseases are, and how and why they strike. It also profiles victims---a Texas teen, several dancers, a woman obsessed with exercise.

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