Increase in children abusing laxatives for weight loss
Increasing numbers of teenagers are using laxatives to lose weight, with some taking dozens a day and seriously risking their health.
The charity Beat has been monitoring numbers and says 80% of people with anorexia or bulimia have taken the tablets and many of them are children.
Hospitals are reporting cases of children who have overdosed or suffered long-term damage.
Fiona Philips reports.
16 Oct 2014
- From the section Health