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Letters Calorie labels and public health

Calorie labels in restaurants: the impact on eating disorders

BMJ 2021; 373 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.n864 (Published 01 April 2021) Cite this as: BMJ 2021;373:n864
  1. Lucy Olsen, foundation doctor year 2
  1. Kingston Hospital, Kingston on Thames KT2 7QB, UK
  1. lucyo15{at}hotmail.com

After reading the article on the case for calorie labels in restaurants,1 I was disappointed but not surprised that no mention was made of the potential impact on the thousands of children and adults in the UK who suffer from eating disorders.

For many of these people, the joy of food is entirely supplanted by …

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