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'Healthy eating' disorder worries

21st March 2011

One of the UK's largest eating disorder groups has warned that more young people are at risk of developing an eating disorder known as orthorexia.

The National Centre for Eating Disorders (NCFED) said it received over 6,000 calls and emails about the problem, which involves the sufferer becoming obsessed with eating only healthy foods. Deanne Jade, a psychologist and eating disorder specialist for the NCFED, said: "Orthorexia is a disorder not many people are familiar with and it's not just a wish to eat in a healthy way. It's really something that increasingly dominates your life." 


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Wednesday 23rd March 2011 @ 8:39

I contacted you yesterday to ask that you correct a factual error in this report. The National Centre for Eating Disorders is not a registered charity, and any mispresentation of an organisation as a charity is a very serious matter. You quote two sources for this peice, BBC News and MailOnlIne, neither of which include any reference to NEDC as a charity.


Wednesday 23rd March 2011 @ 10:37

Thanks for amending the piece. I appreciate it.

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