Why eating disorders around menopause are a red flag

Around 3-4% of women are estimated to have eating disorders in menopause.
Sarah Simpkins
Professor Susan Davis.

Middle-aged women with eating disorders could slip into menopause without realising it, drastically increasing their fracture risk, a leading endocrinologist warns.

Eating disorders such as anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa and binge-eating disorder are typically seen in younger patients, yet an estimated 3-4% of menopausal women are also affected.