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  Gail Porter damaged by anorexia
Updated 11 November 2003, 17.33

TV presenter Gail Porter says she has to take medicine for the rest of her life because of an eating disorder.

Gail, who is 32 and had a baby last year, says she suffered from anorexia for 10 years which damaged her body permanently.

She now has to take pills every day or she risks serious damage to her health.

She had a warning for young girls: "I want to tell any girl out there who's thinking of not eating - don't do it," she said.

She told Closer magazine that she had all sorts of health problems now, but at the time she didn't care - she just wanted to get skinny.

Gail weighed just over 41kg at her lowest point.

She said: "You only get one life, and I wasted so much time worrying about myself and being so selfish."

She was helped to overcome anorexia by her husband Dan Hipgrave, once the guitarist from band Toploader.



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