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* One in 60 people may suffer from an eating disorder; one in 10 of them is male

* A disorder resembling anorexia was first written about by physician John Reynolds in 1669. Anorexia nervosa was first formally described as a medical condition in 1873 by Charles Lasegue as "l'anorexie hysterique"

* Anorexia has a higher mortality rate than leukaemia and the highest mortality rate of all psychiatric disorders

* There is no single cause, but bullying by peers is a notorious trigger, and there is no one effective treatment. What works for one child can be a nightmare for another

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