Healthy Choices

January 11, 2016 4:30 AM

Orthorexia: When healthy eating goes extreme

Experts are identifying more patients with orthorexia – an obsession with healthful eating

Too many food restrictions can lead to anxiety and malnutrition, experts say

Disorder may stem from growing public fascination with ultra-healthful diets

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The Sacramento Bee's team of health reporters covers California health care, medicine and healthy living, with an emphasis on public health and under-served communities.

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