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Drunkorexia a new eating disorder?

17th March 2008

Increasing numbers of young women are missing meals so they can drink more alcohol without gaining weight.

The new eating disorder has been called "drunkorexia" and is most prevalent among university students. Louise Noble, chief dietician at the Berkshire Healthcare Trust, said: "In my experience, many young women will find the only way they can cope...is to drink rather than eat, to substitute alcohol for food."

 

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