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Normal-Weight Teens Can Have Eating Disorders Too, The Royal Children's Hospital Study


8/28/2014 7:01:50 AM

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Teenagers do not need to be rail thin to be practicing the dangerous eating behaviors associated with anorexia, a new study suggests. Rather, the true measure of trouble may be significant weight loss, and the Australian researchers noted that a drastic drop in weight carries the same risk for life-threatening medical problems even if the patient is a normal weight. Even more concerning, the scientists saw a nearly sixfold increase in this type of patient during the six-year study period.

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