Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Children as young as 9 now anorexic

By Fiona Dillon

Monday July 12 2010

CHILDREN as young as nine are showing symptoms of anorexia.

Professor James Lock, from Stanford University in California, who was in Ireland to address health professionals at a conference, said that the average onset of anorexia is aged 12 to 15, but children as young as nine are being seen in the US.

He said: "The mean age seems to be going down for the onset of eating disorders."

Finish article: http://www.herald.ie/lifestyle/health-beauty/children-as-young-as-9-now-anorexic-2255280.html

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