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Unexplained Weight Loss in Children

Those are signs of an eating disorder. Eating disorders are becoming increasingly common, and are being seen in younger children and in boys as well as girls. It's good that your child isn't showing obvious signs of an eating disorder. It's very important that parents call the doctor if their child shows any signs of an eating disorder.

Has your child been exercising more -- not excessively, but more than usual? For example, has your child recently joined a competitive sports team?

Yes, my child has been exercising more.

No, my child has not been exercising more.

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