Obese Teens and Eating Disorders


By Molly Clifton

Researchers at the Mayo clinic say obese teenagers who lose weight are risk of developing eating disorders such as anorexia, and bulimia.

They say the formerly overweight teens also tend to have more medical complications from eating disorders, and it takes longer to diagnose them than in kids who are within a normal weight range.

The researchers say this underscores the importance of heading off obesity at an early age.

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