01/08/2011 16:38 BST | Updated 22/05/2015 06:12 BST

Five-Year-Old Girls Being Treated In Hospital For Anorexia

Statistics released by NHS trusts around the country have revealed that children as young as five are being treated for anorexia.

The figures showed that 98 youngsters between five and seven were admitted to hospital in the last three years.

During the same period, 99 eight and nine year olds were also admitted for treatment.

The numbers show that the amount of under-nines needing hospital treatment for anorexia has doubled in the past year.

According to the Daily Mail, senior medics have warned that young children are developing unhealthy relationships with food as they are influenced by the ultra-skinny celebs they see on television and in magazines.

Do these figures surprise you? Do you have a young daughter who obsesses about her weight?