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Dr. Oz explores dangers of extreme anorexia and milk sensitivity symptoms

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Can someone die from anorexia? During his Jan. 31 talk show, Dr. Mehmet Oz explored the dangers of extreme anorexia. In addition, he featured a physician who says that milk sensitivity can cause problems ranging from weight gain to bloating.

Dr. Oz talked with a woman who weighs only 56 pounds and suffers from extreme anorexia. This life-threatening eating disorder primarily impacts women,and it has one of the highest mortality rates of any mental health condition. Among girls and women between the ages of 15 and 24 old with anorexia nervosa, the mortality rate is 12 times higher than the death rate of all other causes of death.

If you know someone with anorexia, look for treatment options that can provide a complete team of experts: A therapist, dietitian (RD, LD) and physician. Avoid trying to treat the person yourself, emphasizes Dr. Oz.

It's important to be non-judgmental, says Dr. Oz. Emphasize that you want what's best for your loved one.

In addition, Dr. Oz talked with Dr. Mark Hyman, who says that milk doesn't live up to the marketing claims. Author of "The Blood Sugar Solution 10-Day Detox Diet: Activate Your Body's Natural Ability to Burn Fat and Lose Weight Fast," Dr. Hyman warns that milk weakens your bones and can cause digestive problems.

An estimated 75 percent of people are lactose intolerant. Dr. Hyman says that when these people consume dairy products such as milk, they experience problems such as bloating, weight gain and gas. He advises avoiding milk to alleviate symptoms and boost weight loss.

And although some reports have linked milk and dairy consumption to better bones and weight loss, Dr. Hyman says that new studies have shown no evidence of those claims.

However, for people who are not lactose intolerant, Dr. Oz recommends drinking two percent milk. If you do have dairy sensitivity, he suggests coconut milk and almond milk as alternatives. Look for unsweetened substitutes, such as Pacific Natural Foods Organic Unsweetened Almond Beverage.

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