Medindia

X

Rise in Number of Patients With Eating Disorders

by Kathy Jones on  July 5, 2010 at 7:22 PM Lifestyle News   - G J E 4
Liberal democrats have called for urgent action after official figures showed that there is a sharp rise in the number of females seeking help for eating disorders.
 Rise in Number of Patients With Eating Disorders
Rise in Number of Patients With Eating Disorders
Advertisement

Around 1,447 females aged between ten and 30 years sought help from their GP or nurse for managing their eating disorders like anorexia and bulimia during the year 2008-09.

Advertisement
These numbers included 222 girls aged between ten and 16, as well as 759 women aged between 17 and 23 and 450 females in the 24-30 age group.

Public health minister Shona Robison revealed these figures in response to a question from Liberal Democrat health spokesman Ross Finnie in the Scottish parliament.




Source: Medindia
Advertisement

Post your Comments

Comments should be on the topic and should not be abusive. The editorial team reserves the right to review and moderate the comments posted on the site.
User Avatar
* Your comment can be maximum of 2500 characters
Notify me when reply is posted I agree to the terms and conditions

You May Also Like

Advertisement
View All