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Some girls are born to be anorexic

30th March 2009

Researchers in the UK have said some girls have a much higher risk of developing anorexia because of the way the neurotransmitters in their brains function.

The study was led by Dr Ian Frampton, consultant in paediatric psychology at London's Great Ormond Street hospital. Dr Frampton said: "Our research shows that certain kids' brains develop in such a way that makes them more vulnerable to commonly-known risk factors for eating disorders."

 

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