History of obesity linked to increased odds of eating disorders in teens

09/9/2013 | USA Today

A report in the journal Pediatrics describes cases of two formerly obese teens who developed eating disorders while in the process of losing weight. Despite regular visits to the doctor, the eating disorder of both patients went unidentified and untreated for as long as two years because their symptoms were attributed to other conditions. "For some reason, we are just not thinking that these kids are at risk," said Mayo Clinic eating disorders program director Leslie Sim.

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