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Women in their 30s, 40s are new breed of anorexia sufferers: Study

Posted On: July 19, 2010

Sydney, July 18 (ANI): A new study conducted by the University of Sydney has shown that women in their 30s, 40s and even older suffer from anorexia.

The study, therefore, suggests that the disease is not only a condition of the young.

Stephen Touyz, professor of clinical psychology, conducted the first study of its kind in the world, examining women from Sydney and London who have had the disease for seven years or longer.

He found the illness was increasingly common in older women, many of whom have suffered the disorder since they were young.

"People who fall into this particular category are not in treatment because they are too scared to seek help - because getting better means putting on weight," the Sydney Morning Herald quoted Touyz as saying. (ANI)

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