Eating Disorders Associated With Increased Risk Of Premature Death.

Medscape (5/9, Brooks) reports, “Eating disorders increase the risk of dying prematurely,” according to a study presented at the American Psychiatric Association’s annual meeting. “The study involved 2,329 women and 113 men treated in a specialized eating disorder clinic at Helsinki University Central Hospital between 1995 and 2010.” After calculating “relative risks for mortality due to all causes, all external causes of injuries and accidents, and suicide,” researchers found that “patients with an eating disorder were at increased risk of dying prematurely relative to” people without eating disorders.

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— “Eating Disorders Linked to Increased Risk for Early Death,”Megan Brooks, Medscape Today, May 8, 2012.

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