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500,000 teens tell of eating disorder

CHICAGO | More than half a million U.S. teens have had an eating disorder but few have sought treatment for the problem, government research shows.

The study is billed as the largest and most comprehensive analysis of eating disorders. It involved nationally representative data on more than 10,000 Americans ages 13 to 18.

Binge-eating disorder was the most common, affecting more than 1.5 percent of youths studied. Just under 1 percent had experienced bulimia, and 0.3 percent had had anorexia. Overall, 3 percent had a lifetime prevalence of one of the disorders. Another 3 percent of youths questioned had troubling symptoms but not full-fledged eating disorders.

The study was released online Monday in Archives of General Psychiatry.

MICHIGAN

Ex-mayor denies any talk of stripper

DETROIT | Former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick said he can state “unequivocally” that discussions about the death of a stripper never came up among high-ranking officials in his administration.

Kilpatrick’s comment came at the end of more than two hours of testimony in federal court in Detroit. Tamara Greene’s family is suing him, claiming he obstructed the police investigation into her unsolved fatal shooting in 2003 because she danced for him at a party months earlier.

Kilpatrick denied the allegation and said there was no party. He was testifying Monday about what may have happened to his e-mail in 2002 and 2003.

Kilpatrick said Greene’s death was never a subject of any e-mail.

Kilpatrick is in prison for violating probation in a state criminal case. He’s also awaiting trial on federal tax and fraud charges.

NEVADA

Classmate arrested in popular girl’s death

WEST WENDOVER | A high school senior was arrested Monday as a suspect in the killing of a 16-year-old classmate whose body was found in a shallow desert grave near the Utah-Nevada line.

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