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Charity calls for regulation on sales of laxatives to children

The UK's leading eating disorder charity has called for the sale of laxatives to children to be more strictly regulated.

The UK's leading eating disorder charity has called for the sale of laxatives to children to be more strictly regulated.

Beat estimates 80% of those affected by eating disorders in the UK have misused laxatives in order to lose weight. It says supermarkets have done nothing to restrict sales of the medicine to young people.