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Eating disorders are an urgent issue impacting one in 50 people across Scotland and the U.K.

These are not new illnesses, but there has been a massive rise in cases during the pandemic.

These conditions also gives rise to chronic long-term illness and loss of life with life expectancy of those with eating disorders at approximately 50 years of age.

Those suffering are so often hidden in plain sight amongst all ages, genders races, ethnicities, body shapes and weights, sexual orientations and socio-economic status, affecting every aspect of society.

They are serious, biologically based mental illnesses deserving of equal clinical and research funding to that given to other complex diseases.

I was pleased to hear about the latest eating disorder research during Eating Disorder Awareness Week from eating disorder charity BEAT.

It is time to remove the stigma and misunderstandings surrounding these conditions.

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