A 25-year-old female asked:
Is it possible to cause brain damage on extremely low calorie and high exercise diets, as seen in anorexia nervousa?
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Diagnostic Radiology 33 years experience
Every organ: system including brain can be affected. This sounds like a potentially dangerous endeavor. Please see your physician or nutritionist about healthier ways to lose weight.
3.9k viewsAnswered >2 years ago
Last updated Jul 19, 2014
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