18 Jun '11, 2am

10-Year-Old Boys Are Experimenting With Bulimia: Bulimia, an eating disorder which involves vomiting to induce w...

10-Year-Old Boys Are Experimenting With Bulimia: Bulimia, an eating disorder which involves vomiting to induce w...

Bulimia, an eating disorder which involves vomiting to induce weight loss is an incredibly distressing disease - which is why a new study from Taiwan, indicating that young children are succumbing to it, is so disturbing . Strangely enough, boys seem to be more prone to experimentation with bulimia, even though the disease is usually associated with women. Boys as young as 10 reported having forced themselves to vomit to lose weight, in surprisingly large numbers. According to the study, which will be published in the Journal of Clinical Nursing , "thirteen per cent of the 8,673 girls and 7,043 boys who took part in the research admitted they made themselves sick to lose weight. But the figures were much higher in younger children, with 16% of 10-12 year-olds and 15% of 13-15 year-olds vomiting. The figures fell to 8% in 16-18 year-olds." But a breakdown of the data reveal...

Full article: http://www.care2.com/causes/health-policy/blog/10-year-ol...

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