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Miley Cyrus Loses 20 Pounds, Experts Fear Eating Disorder

04/27/2012 12:00 PM ET

Singer Miley Cyrus is once again the topic for many social websites, and even though her body looks great these days, experts fear that she might have an eating disorder based on what she recently wrote on Twitter.

Miley wrote, “I’ve got the sound of the rain and “we don’t eat” lulling me to sleep. My mind is wandering. So peaceful. #heavenonearth.” Then she sent this message, “Take a glorious bite out of the whole world.”

Some people are taking these messages seriously because they believe the 19-year-old actress is signaling a deeper, underlying issue.

“It’s unsettling that Miley is constantly thinking about food!” Alicia Hunter, weight expert and author of The Accidental Diet: From Fugly to Fox, tells HollywoodLife.com. “It sounds like her intake and calories are ruling her consciousness day and night. This behavior and thought process is a classic red flag for signs of an eating disorder, body dysmorphia or an obsession with food and exercise.”

Lynn Grefe, President and CEO of the National Eating Disorders Association, agrees. She says, “Part of an eating disorder is obsessive-compulsive disorder. If Miley is obsessively focusing on food, there’s reason for concern.”

These experts agree that Cyrus has gone from 135 to 115 lbs. They didn’t say how long it took for her to lose the 20 pounds, but Dr. Jeffrey Gardere, chief contributor to HealthGuru.com, says that past or present issues with self-mutilation are tell-tale signs that an individual is suffering from an eating disorder.

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