Anorexia has the highest mortality rate of any mental illness, and yet we still know frustratingly little about what triggers the condition, and how to successfully treat it. But scientists now think that might be because we’ve been looking in the wrong place this whole time.
A team of leading medical researchers in the UK has just published a paper suggesting that anorexia originates from a bacterial infection, rather than being a purely psychological condition. And they think chronic fatigue and irritable bowel syndrome could be caused by the same thing.
From our very good friends over at sciencealert.com