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Medics see rise in 'healthy eating' disorder Orthorexia

The number of people becoming dangerously obsessed with healthy eating is growing, according to health experts.

Sufferers of the eating disorder, known as Orthorexia Nervosa, focus on maintaining a restricted diet rather than achieving a certain weight.

Whilst suffering from Orthorexia, Carrie Armstrong was eating only organic fruit and her weight dropped to six stone.

She told BBC Radio 5 live's Breakfast: "You think you're going to die. You think you're going to contaminate your body and it really rules your entire life."

  • 30 Jan 2014
  • From the section Health
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