For both children and teens, eating disorders were more common in girls than boys, Australian researchers reported in the International Journal of Eating Disorders. In boys, those aged 12 and younger were more likely than those older than 12 years to have an eating disorder. The study also found that bulimia occurred more frequently in teens than in children, and researchers noted that health care professionals should be aware that children may show different eating disorder symptoms than adolescents.
Symptoms of eating disorders vary between children and teens
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