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Last Updated: Friday February 19 2010 16:08 GMT

What is bulimia?

A half-eaten dinner on a plate

It is also a medical condition and its proper name is bulimia nervosa.

People with bulimia eat lots of food (called binge eating) and then make themselves sick to get rid of what they've eaten.

People with bulimia may not look underweight and so can find it easy to hide their eating problems.

Binge eating and vomiting can eventually do serious damage to the teeth, heart, kidneys and muscles.