Scientists from Britain are finding out what factors make young people refuse to eat because of fear of gaining extra pounds.
This problem is much deeper and more serious than it seems at first glance. Anorexia is a severe mental disorder, which quite often leads to a deplorable result.
Often the development of anorexia can be triggered by mockery of peers or the desire to become “like a star.” Experts from the University of Oxford have recently established that the risk of developing anorexia depends on the time of year when a person was born.
During the study, an analysis of case histories of more than a thousand patients diagnosed with anorexia was performed. These data were compared with information about the same number of healthy people.
It has been found that many of the people with anorexia were born in the spring months. At the same time, people who were born in autumn did not suffer from anorexia, as well as schizophrenia and depression.
Prior to this study, it was discovered that in the spring, a child who was born has an increased risk of developing a pathology such as schizophrenia. In addition, spring people are more likely to suffer from bipolar mental disorders and depression. Due to the fact that anorexia and mental disorders are essentially the same thing, it is not surprising that they develop more often in one category of people.