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Eating disorders linked to bullying

19th November 2009

A survey carried out by the eating disorders charity Beat has found that almost half of young people with eating disorders believe bullying contributed to their illness.

In what is the biggest ever study linking the two behaviours, researchers spoke to over 600 16-25-year-olds suffering from anorexia, bulimia or overeating. Of those, 91% said they had been bullied, while 46% said they believed that bullying had contributed to their eating disorder.

Beat says there needs to be more urgent, detailed research into the link.


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Article Information

Title: Eating disorders linked to bullying
Author: Mark Nicholls
Article Id: 13327
Date Added: 19th Nov 2009


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