Number of children with eating disorders increasing in the UK?

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Updated Trends: A study has found that the number of children with eating disorders is increasing day by day. In the past three years, more than 2,000 children were treated with eating disorders, out of which 98 of the children were between the age of five to seven.

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Figures that were revealed on Monday had said that some 600 children under the age of 13 years were treated in a hospital in England in the past three years. The figures included 197 children, who were aged between five and nine.

Meanwhile, the figures from the NHS hospital had shown that 98 of the children were aged between five and seven during the treatment and 99 of them were aged between eight and nine. The figures had also shown that about 400 of the children were between the age of 10 to 12, while more than 1,500 children were aged between 13 and 15.

On the other hand, many of the NHS hospitals which were treating such patients had refused to release any such figures and the other hospitals had said that the children had become dangerously thin, except for those who were under going psychiatric therapy. After the release of the figures, some of the experts had called for the early detection of the disorder.

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