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They're trained doctors whose parents are distinguished writers - yet for 20 years these identical twins have competed with each other in the most disturbing way imaginable. Even now, with preternaturally childish bodies and voices, the young women admit they struggle to make sense of what has happened to their lives. To the utter despair of their parents — year-old Christy and his wife Clare, 56 — the twins have spent most of their teenage and adult life in and out of various recovery clinics. Today, the twins will be hospitalised again for several months — only this time, they say, they are determined to beat the disease. This was not the first case of twin anorexia to gain global attention; twin sisters Michaela and Samantha Kendall also fought anorexia for many years. Michaela died in from the direct effects of anorexia on her body, and Samantha fought to recover and was not at an extremely low weight when she died, but committed suicide in
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Dancer Niamh Fitzpatrick' skeletal frame meant that, despite being 15, she wore clothes for four to five-year-olds and she had to be hospitalised over fears for her heart. A recovering anorexic has revealed how she ate virtually nothing and did 50, sit-ups a day while her condition was at its worst. Dancer Niamh Fitzpatrick said a cruel comment from her ex-boyfriend sparked a five-year struggle with the deadly eating disorder.