Tuesday 21 November 2017

As more teenagers go to extreme measures to get thin, parents should be extra vigilant

Eating disorders are rising at an alarming rate in young people, with both girls and increasing numbers of boys going to extreme measures to become thin
Eating disorders are rising at an alarming rate in young people, with both girls and increasing numbers of boys going to extreme measures to become thin
Sinead Moriarty

Sinead Moriarty

Eating disorders are rising at an alarming rate in young people, with both girls and increasing numbers of boys going to extreme measures to become thin.

The number of teenagers who have been admitted to hospital has doubled in the last three years in the UK.

In Ireland, there was a 30pc increase in calls to the Eating Disorder Association of Ireland helpline - called Bodywhys - last year.

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