Eating Disorders Claiming Even Younger Victims
Author: Masami Ito
This article talks about a girl by the name of Aya Omiya. She was only 12 years old when she was diagnosed with anorexia and was only 17 yeaes old when she died. Her mother says that she doesn't know the real reason her daughter wanted to loose weight, but the only thing she could think of was how her daughter always talks about her homeroom teacher and her teachers assisstant and how very slim they were and how she wanted to look just like them. Another reaosn she wanted to loose weight was so she could be accepted with her other classmates. It started by just cutting down on snacks and dinner but then it turned into skipping breakfast, and then is turned in to skipping every meal and only eating milk and honey. The rest of the article talks about how the ages of children comming into the hostpital for anoreixa has dropped significantly and before it used to be women coming in and now its young teenagers of even little girls.