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Medics say the growing craze is most common among university students faced with the challenge of staying slim and peer-pressure drinking.

Research shows substance abuse like binge drinking co-exists with eating disorders – 50 per cent of women with eating disorders will have a drinking problem.

“This is tied in with the increase in binge drinking in Australia which is a real problem,” Eating Disorders Foundation spokeswoman Naomi Crafti said. “We also know there is an increase in the number of people suffering from eating disorders and disordered eating and there is no reason to believe that their alcohol intake is any different to their food intake.”

Dr Crafti said many young Australian women were “drunkorexics”, the common term for multi-impulsive bulimia.
“They are not eating all day because they know they are going to drink at night so they are saving their calories,” she said. “Then they are drinking large quantities of alcohol which has no nutrients, getting excessively drunk because they have no food in their stomach and often engaging in promiscuous sexual activity because they have no control over their behaviour and later on purging to rid themselves of the calories of alcohol.”

Dr Crafti said there were severe health consequences from this behaviour including the effects of starvation and lack of nutrients on the body, the effects of alcohol on the liver, the effects of bingeing on blood pressure and the heart and the psychological impacts.

Sydney nutritional medicine students Michelle Venturelli, Carla Grant and Hanna Skiba said that while they knew better, many of their girlfriends restricted their eating so they could binge drink.

“A lot of girls will substitute their kilojoule intake, even for the (whole) day, to spend it all on alcohol and not food,” said Ms Venturelli, 19.

But Ms Skiba said those girls were also more likely to end up at fast food restaurants when they were drunk and hungry.

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