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More people suffering from 'healthy food' eating disorder

Published on 19/08/2009
Most people know that eating a healthy, balanced diet is important for overall wellbeing.

However, it appears that some are taking things too far and developing an eating disorder known as orthorexia nervosa, where people are so obsessed with eating properly that it becomes unhealthy.

According to charities that deal with the issue, the number of sufferers is on the rise.

Sue Baic, a spokesperson for the British Dietetic Association, said that including all food groups in diets was important.

Noting that people becoming obsessed with healthy eating could be "problematic", Ms Baic added: "Our bodies are designed to eat different food groups."

Sufferers of the disorder tend to think about food more than the average person and impose rigid regimes on themselves.

As a result they may end up unable to socialise and feeling isolated.

The Eating Problems Service has noted that the exact kinds of food that a person who has orthorexia nervosa considers healthy differ.

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