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Anorexic 7 year old - triggered by strep throat?

February 3rd, 2006

kennedy pieken
Kennedy Pieken is seven years old and has been anorexic since age four.

When asked why she wasn’t eating…”I don’t know. Because my brain was telling me not to eat.”

Kennedy’s mom, Jodi said, “The way she was going, I was afraid she was gonna die. I mean her hair was falling out. She looked awful.”

There has been increasing awareness of pediatric eating disorders among very young children, along with the possibility of genetically inherited biological predisposition toward having an eating disorder. Kennedy’s mother, Jodi, is herself a recovering anorexic.


 
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