Health food junkies causing more eating disorders cases
Or why too much of a good thing can be bad for you.
"The number of people suffering from the serious psychological condition, known as 'orthorexia nervosa', is growing, eating disorder charities say.
By Andrew Hough
Published: 7:00AM BST 17 Aug 2009
The condition, which affects equal numbers of men and women, is described as a 'fixation on righteous eating'.
Experts says sufferers with the obsession for healthy eating tend to be aged over 30, and were middle-class and well-educated.
'I am definitely seeing significantly more orthorexics than just a few years ago,' said Ursula Philpot, chair of the British Dietetic Association's mental health group.
Deanne Jade, founder of the National Centre for Eating Disorders, added: "There is a fine line between people who think they are taking care of themselves by manipulating their diet and those who have orthorexia."
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