Campaigners raise alarm about growing crisis of young people with anorexia and bulimia

There has been a dramatic rise in hospital admissions for potentially life-threatening eating disorders in the last year, prompting concern from experts about a growing crisis of young people experiencing anorexia and bulimia.

Figures seen by the Guardian show year-on-year rises in hospital visits, with admission numbers more than doubling from 7,260 in 2010-11 to 16,023 in the year to April 2018. The latest figure is up from 13,885 the year before – the highest spike in eight years.

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Research contributed by Jennifer M. Grygiel.

In the UK, B-eat can be contacted on 0808-801-0677 or emailed at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (over-18s), This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (students) or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (under-18s). In the US, the National Eating Disorders Association helpline number is 1-800-931-2237. In Australia, the Butterfly Foundation for Eating Disorders helpline number is 1800-33-4673.

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