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Young Girls Turning to Speed for Losing Weight

A new study has revealed that girls as young as 15 are resorting to the drug speed, class A and class B, for losing weight.

The Amphetamine drugs that are snorted and injected contract appetite and trigger maniac behaviour, which results in burning of calories.

Robin Herne with Suffolk's Drug and Alcohol Action Team, said that speed is used by girls as replacements for meals.

Herne warned that the drug can lead to binge eating, which in turn would result in eating disorders.

There is anecdotal evidence that girls sometimes use speed as a meal substitute. Once the drug wears off the stomach realises it is empty. This induces periods of not eating and then bingeing. From there it doesn't take a lot to go into an eating disorder, the Daily Mail quoted Herne, as saying.

Miss East Anglia, Rosanna Carr Taylor, who supports eating disorder charity B-eat, said that size-zero fad promoted by skinny models has resulted in drug induced look.

'The use of skinny models is promoting a drug-induced look as fashionable, something we should clamp down on, Taylor said.


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