Girls who make themselves throw up to control their weight are putting their health at risk, even if they do so only occasionally and even if their weight is in a healthy range, finds a study in the Journal of Adolescent Health. Analyzing data from nearly 2,800 high school girls in the National Eating Disorders Screening Program, researchers found that girls who vomited to control their weight just one to three times per month were 1.6 times more likely to have irregular menstrual cycles than girls who didn't report such vomiting.
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