While there is no doubt that anorexia is slowly making things bad for teenagers, it has been claimed that even adults are not aloof from the same. It has been found that a 32-year-old woman has reached to an extent that she has not eaten anything for at least one year, thereby pushing down her BMI to 11.3 as compared to 20 which is a standard healthy mark.
The woman whose identity has been kept under covers is right now under a palliative care regime, which is meant to let the woman die with ease. It is believed that the woman has least interest in eating anything which some or the other way would make her life all the more difficult. Knowing all the details, a High Court judge ruled yesterday that there is need to force fed the former medical student.
“The people who know her best do not favour further treatment. I would not overrule her wishes if further treatment was futile, but it is not”, said Mr. Justice Jackson, at London’s Court of Protection, while making it all the more clear that woman had pushed her life to this extent herself. There is need to offer the woman a chance to live her life which she has made it difficult.