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Anorexia nervosa (AN) is an eating disorder (ED) characterised by the refusal to maintain body weight at or above normal, intense fear of gaining weight, disturbance of body shape perception, and amenorrhoea in women.1 There are two types of AN3: restrictive (reduction in daily energy intake) and binge/purging (binge-eating episodes followed by compensatory behaviour to prevent weight gain: vomiting, drug misuse, excessive physical exercise).2 A recent publication by Moschos et al3 showed a lower foveal and inferior retinal nerve fibre layer (RNFL) …
Funding Our work was supported by an official grant (AP 218/10) from the Consellería de Sanitat de la Generalitat Valenciana, Valencia (Spain) to Prof. Maria Dolores Pinazo-Durán (2010) to pay for the biochemical probes and publication.
Competing interests None.
Patient consent Obtained.
Ethics approval Committee for Ethics and Research of the University Hospital Dr Peset, Valencia-Spain.
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