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Anorexia Nervosa (Slimmer’s disease)

Often difficult to treat and occasionally fatal is an eating disorder characterized by serves weight loss and the fear of being fat. Amenorrhoea (absence of menstrual periods) is also associated with Anorexia Nervosa. People associated with this disease often strict food intake and exercise vigorously to control body weight even when emaciated.

Some characteristics changes on Body Composition in Anorexia Nervosa patients

Monitoring Body Composition

Monitoring Body composition of this group of people during recovery is very important as people with Anorexia Nervosa experience loss from all body compartments however, most of the weight loss comes from body fat and lean tissue. Anorexia Nervosa patients tend to have depleted mineral compartment of the body.

The routine use of Maltron Analysers as screening tool could help identify these diseases at a much earlier stage and help implement effect treatment helping sufferers return to a normal weight.


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