Weight loss for obesity masking anorexia

GP vigilance is needed for eating disorders in adolescents who have lost a significant amount of weight but are not necessarily underweight, Victorian researchers say.

Rising obesity rates mean an increasing number of normal weight teens are presenting with dramatic weight loss and eating disorders, a study from the Murdoch Childrens Research Institute, Melbourne, has found.

Researchers reported a fivefold increase in the incidence of hospitalisation for teenagers who were overweight or