A risk factor makes the chances of having disease or condition higher. You can have it with or without any of those listed below. But, the more risks you have, the higher your chances.
More than one risk factor plays a role in eating disorders:
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Last reviewed May 2018 by EBSCO Medical Review Board Adrian Preda, MD Last Updated: 9/6/2018