Obese offered help from Norwich-based charity Beat

A national eating disorders charity based in Norwich is to extend its services to those affected by obesity.

The charity Beat has seen more people with an "emotionally unhealthy relationship with food".

It said its members had voted for a change in its constitution to embrace all aspects of eating disorders.

Beat helped almost 250,000 people affected by anorexia, bulimia and binge-eating in the past year, it added.

Chief executive Susan Ringwood said: "Already some people who are obese or who feel they have lost control of their eating are contacting us because they have nowhere else to go.

"Our track record of providing services to people affected by eating disorders shows how our help can enhance a sufferer's motivation for recovery and empower someone to seek help and support.

"We are uniquely placed to provide the missing element of support to people concerned about their weight."

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