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Anorexia - Prolonged Malnutrition Associated With Excess Fat in Problem Areas

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Faced with constant pressure to be skinny, many adolescents unknowingly predispose themselves to excess fat in problem areas via malnutrition and anorexia.

A new study out of the Universidad Autonoma in Madrid examined 42 adolescent females over a 2 year  period. Those with anorexia induced malnutrition showed increased regional fat redistribution in the lower trunk (i.e., hips, belly and thighs).

Recovery of normal body weight did not alleviate the problem.

The study indicates that young girls looking to lose weight through starvation in reality create excess fat in problem areas that does not go away once they regain normal weight

Regional fat distribution in adolescents with anorexia nervosa: effect of duration of malnutrition and weight recovery

María Teresa García De álvaro1, María Teresa Muñoz-Calvo1,2, Vicente Barrios1,2, Guillermo Martínez3, Gabriel ángel Martos-Moreno1,2, Federico Hawkins3 and Jesús Argente1,2