Sunday, February 26, 2006

Food: We need it. We love it. So why do 11 million of us have trouble with it?

The Independent

By Jonathan Owen and Andrew Johnson

Eating to feel better is now being recognised as a severe clinical problem in Britain. Which is why the Priory is treating chocoholics.
Britain is heading towards a comfort-eating health crisis because millions of people are becoming addicted to sugary and fat-rich foods, new research has revealed.
At least 11 million of us have an unhealthy relationship with food, according to medical experts who claim that in some cases eating to feel better is now a severe clinical problem distinct from eating disorders such as anorexia or bulimia.

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