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1. To take solid food.
2. To chew and swallow any substance as one would food.
3. To corrode.
[A.S. etan]
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v. ate (āt), eaten (ēt′n), eating, eats
a. To take into the body by the mouth for digestion or absorption.
b. To take in and absorb as food: a plant that eats insects; a cell that eats bacteria.
c. To include habitually or by preference in one's diet: a bird that eats insects, fruit, and seeds; stopped eating red meat on advice from her doctor.
a. To consume food.
b. To have or take a meal.

eat′er n.
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A gene on chromosome 11q21 that encodes an anti-apoptotic protein of the Bcl-2 family.
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1. To take solid food.
2. To chew and swallow any substance as one would food.
3. To corrode.
[A.S. etan]
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Patient discussion about eat

Q. I have been struggling with an eating disorder. Can I reverse this? Hi everybody! Here is Tom of 25 yrs old male. I have been struggling with an eating disorder. Now I have low bone density into the osteoporosis level. My level is -2.6. I'm still young, is there hope for me? Can I reverse this? Are there any herbs or other supplements that may help me?

A. most people who has eating disorder wouldn't believe you if you'll say them they have a problem. anorexic girls believe they are fat even when they are all skin and bones. you passed that stage. that stage was the hard one. not that you are facing an easy journey, but the hardest part is behind you. here is a site that will be a big help for you:

Q. what should i eat and not eat

A. depends on the situation,but i would talk to a nutrition professional,

Q. Can eating carbs help you lose weight?

A. nope- they do just the opposite. carbohydrates are a compound sugar. there are diets that use only carbs, diets that use non but in the end- they are just unhealthy.

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Specifically, children who had an emotional eating score above the median for that behaviour (i.e., had a greater propensity to eat when bored, when in a negative mood and in a disorderly manner between meals) had at least a 0.8 kg/[m.sup.2] larger BMI, a 0.01 unit larger waist-to-height ratio, a 0.004 unit larger waist-to-hip ratio, a 3.1 cm larger waist girth, and a 2.1 cm larger hip girth compared to children who had an emotional eating score below the median.
They're backed by good science, they're specific (not just "eat less bad fat"), they go beyond the obvious ("switch from whole milk to fat-free"), and they're doable.
"The fat is there for a reason, just eat it in moderation.
At family dinner tables around the globe, prodding mothers have dished out the same refrain for decades: "Eat your fish," they say.
Institutional EATs offer a number of advantages over individuals.
The government has long been involved in what our children eat at school and how much they exercise.
/ He eats us; we think we eat him, / And we do eat him, of this we can be certain." [7] Bynum comments that in these verses, "eating is a central metaphor not merely because the eucharist is the place in Christian ritual in which God is most intimately received but also because to eat and to be eaten express the interpenetration and mutual engulfing...
Anorexia nervosa: The individual is terrified of becoming fat, refusing to eat or maintain normal body weight.
If you eat just a small selection of produce items, you'll miss the phytochemical advantages you'd get with a wide variety.
Nadja Auermann, who "eats like a horse" (according to Tina Gaudoin) and who lost half her body weight before becoming a supermodel (according to the 1994 Vogue article "Platinum Hit") reportedly still has high anxiety about her weight.
But the average vegetarian eats a far healthier diet than the average omnivore.
This report provides more support for recommendations to eat more whole grains, fruits, and vegetables--in other words, a more plant-based diet.