Eating disorders

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The not-so-secret cost of being superhuman: elite sport’s problem with disordered eating
Athletes are breaking their silence about their experience of eating disorders and disordered eating. Why is this happening in an arena celebrated as the epitome of health?

Megan Maurice

03, May, 2024 @3:00 PM

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Eating disorders are not a choice, they are a disease – I wish more people knew how treatable they are | Xavier Mulenga
Recovery can be a lengthy process but I see more people get better when they engage with treatment than not

Xavier Mulenga

28, Apr, 2024 @3:00 PM

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‘The perceived scrutiny is immense’: how weddings can worsen eating and body image disorders
From dress shopping to weight-loss pressures, nuptials can open a Pandora’s box of body-image issues. Experts share advice on reducing the risk of new or worsening symptoms

Lydia Hales

13, Apr, 2024 @12:00 AM

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It’s a grotesque insult for Back to Black to suggest Amy Winehouse died of heartache over her childlessness | Laura Snapes
Sam Taylor-Johnson’s biopic suggests that the singer’s desire for a baby was the main source of her suffering. It’s a gendered simplification that exonerates the forces that killed her

Laura Snapes

12, Apr, 2024 @9:00 AM

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Jessie Diggins: ‘Eating disorders are about control when you feel like you have none’
Having reached the summit of cross-country skiing (again), the former Olympic champion opens up about a relapse that nearly thwarted her season

Bryan Armen Graham

25, Mar, 2024 @9:00 AM

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Instructions for a Teenage Armageddon review – Bridgerton’s Charithra Chandran glows and rages
Chandran is brilliantly bratty in Rosie Day’s one-woman story of vulnerability masked by sarcasm and bravado

Kate Wyver

18, Mar, 2024 @11:20 AM

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How I stopped comparing my appearance to my identical twin’s – and healed our relationship | Lara Rodwell
Comments about our differences used to wound me. But then I was forced to confront my decades-long resentment, says writer Lara Rodwell

Lara Rodwell

11, Mar, 2024 @8:00 AM

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UK eating disorder charity says calls from people with Arfid have risen sevenfold
Beat chief says NHS bosses must end postcode lottery in care for people with avoidant restrictive food intake disorder

Denis Campbell Health policy editor

26, Feb, 2024 @9:30 AM

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Your illness worsens – so care is cut off. This is the scandal playing out in eating disorder treatment | John Harris
Patients I’ve spoken to in the east of England were desperate for help, with dangerously low BMIs. On what possible grounds were they discharged?, asks Guardian columnist John Harris

John Harris

25, Feb, 2024 @2:05 PM

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Brianna Ghey’s mother warns tech bosses more children will die without action
Exclusive: Esther Ghey says she believes social media use left her daughter vulnerable, while killers were able to access violent content online

Helen Pidd North of England editor

12, Feb, 2024 @7:12 PM

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Beware the mix of food and fear – the truth about ultra-processed foods is still emerging | Amelia Tait
Early research on UPFs is welcome – but if people are missing out on nutrients in a quest to avoid them, is it really helping, asks journalist Amelia Tait

Amelia Tait

02, Jan, 2024 @6:00 AM

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‘A pile of dirt makes me drool’: why some people crave and eat inedible things
From chalk to rubbers and clay, there are a variety of reasons why those with pica syndrome yearn to eat non-foodstuffs. But is this dangerous?

Amy Fleming

18, Dec, 2023 @10:00 AM

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