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October 18, 2006
A Hair Test to Detect Eating Disorders
A new test developed by researchers at Brigham Young University may help doctors identify people with eating disorders. This may aid in making a diagnosis when the patient will not admit or is in denial about their condition.
The researchers analyzed the hairs' carbon and nitrogen levels, which they say reflect the women's current diets. The test was 80% accurate in identifying women with anorexia and women with both anorexia and bulimia.
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