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Kidney disease as a medical complication of eating disorders

Kidney disease is an underappreciated medical complication of anorexia nervosa. Further research is needed to clarify the mechanisms that drive kidney disease in patients who restrict caloric intake or engage in purging. Education and awareness are also needed, because kidney disease is often under-recognized by these patients and their clinicians.

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Puckett, L., Mehler, S. & Mehler, P. Kidney disease as a medical complication of eating disorders. Nat Rev Nephrol (2022).

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