Slimming Diet 'Kills' Bulgarian Teenage Girl

Health | December 13, 2010, Monday // 12:45|  views

Bulgarian doctors are working on establishing a series of new measures to prevent uncontrolled dieting of young people. File photo

A teenager from the northeastern Bulgaria city of Targovishte had died from viral meningitis, the Bulgarian National Radio, BNR, informs.

Doctors established the 14-year-old girl had been on a prolonged diet to lose weight, which lowered her immune system strength.

The head of the Regional Health Inspectorate, Dr. Venka Stoynova, announced her colleagues are working on establishing a series of new measures to prevent uncontrolled dieting of young people, who wish to reduce their weight.

Experts from the Inspectorates are also going to assist local schools, including principals, homeroom teachers, social workers and school counselors, in giving advice and guiding students on how to prevent anorexia and bulimia.


Tags: diet, anorexia, bulimia, teenager, Targovishte, meningitis

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