Normal-Weight Teens Can Have Dangerous Eating Disorders

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Normal-Weight Teens Can Have Dangerous Eating Disorders
Tue, 08-26-2014 - 12:33pm

According to Health Day News, even normal weight teenagers can have an eating disorder. "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." read more

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