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Anorexia developing by age of 10

7th October 2010

New research has suggested that more than half of anorexia sufferers develop their eating disorder by the age of 10.

The study by support group Overeaters Anonymous GB found thousands of young girls of that age affected by anorexia and bulimia have family traumas such as parents divorcing. It showed that 53% of sufferers said they first developed a problem with food at 10 or under while 29% said they were 11 to 15 when their anorexia began.


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