Letter: Headline spurs on anorexics

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'LOW-CALORIE diet cuts risk of breast cancer' you say on your front page (4 October). However, the studies quoted in the article are much less dogmatic but do agree that the 'war diet', being low in sugar, fat and meat, was a healthy, anti-cancer diet.

It annoyed me that the Independent on Sunday emphasised the one aspect: low calorie.

For teenage girls struggling with anorexia, or girls at risk, such headlines offer fresh fuel for their motivation to cut down on their intake of food over more 'rational' arguments.

Eyecatching, inaccurate . . . and thoughtless]

Hanna Scrase

Reading, Berks

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