Experts: Older people seeking treatment for eating problems

December 28, 2011 1:48:34 PM PST
When you think of eating disorders such as anorexia or bulimia, young women often come to mind. But a new study finds that the personal demons that drive a young person to an eating disorder may linger into adulthood.

Experts say more and more middle-aged and older people are coming forward to receive treatment for eating problems that began in their youth and have been reignited by adult stress or personal crises.

The Renfrew Center says there's been a 42 percent increase in middle-aged female clients since 2001.

The study appears in the Journal of the American Dietetic Association.