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Young Girls Turning to Speed for Losing Weight

by VR Sreeraman on  July 5, 2007 at 3:25 PM General Health News   - G J E 4
Young Girls Turning to Speed for Losing Weight
A new study has revealed that girls as young as 15 are resorting to the drug speed, class A and class B, for losing weight.

The Amphetamine drugs that are snorted and injected contract appetite and trigger maniac behaviour, which results in burning of calories.
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Robin Herne with Suffolk's Drug and Alcohol Action Team, said that speed is used by girls as replacements for meals.

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Herne warned that the drug can lead to binge eating, which in turn would result in eating disorders.

"There is anecdotal evidence that girls sometimes use speed as a meal substitute. Once the drug wears off the stomach realises it is empty. This induces periods of not eating and then bingeing. From there it doesn't take a lot to go into an eating disorder," the Daily Mail quoted Herne, as saying.

Miss East Anglia, Rosanna Carr Taylor, who supports eating disorder charity B-eat, said that size-zero fad promoted by skinny models has resulted in drug induced look.

'The use of skinny models is promoting a drug-induced look as fashionable, something we should clamp down on," Taylor said.

Source: ANI
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