Medical complications of eating disorders: an update.

  title={Medical complications of eating disorders: an update.},
  author={Ellen S Rome and Seth Ammerman},
  journal={The Journal of adolescent health : official publication of the Society for Adolescent Medicine},
  volume={33 6},
Eating disorders continue to be a prevalent problem in modern society, with serious, potentially lifethreatening consequences. Anorexia nervosa (AN) is estimated to affect 1% of all children, adolescents, and young adults, bulimia nervosa (BN) is found in 1% to 19% depending on population surveyed, and “eating disorder not otherwise specified” (EDNOS) is found in as many as two-thirds of college athletes and other high risk groups [1–4]. The medical complications caused by eating disorders… CONTINUE READING
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