Orthorexia and athletes: an area for concern

Orthorexia, an obsessive concern with healthy eating, has yet to be officially recognised as an eating disorder.


When one thinks of eating disorders, one automatically thinks of anorexia nervosa, the most spoken-about eating disorder. With anorexia, the scars of the disorder are borne physically. It is clear that the person is underweight. However, there also exist other …