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Anorexic twins: Starving for 20 years at will!

We have read many bizarre anorexia related stories but this one is the most disturbing of them all. At 33, these ladies have never had a boyfriend, a period or a hearty meal! Meet the twins who...

entertainment Updated: Jun 17, 2011 12:43 IST

We have read many bizarre anorexia related stories but this one is the most disturbing of them all. Twins Maria and Katy Campbell are 33 year-old doctors and weigh less than 36 kgs! They are anorexic and have been dieting since they were 11 years old.

What made the twins take such a drastic step? A simple conversation between their parents!

Recalling the incident Maria told Mail Online, "We were standing at the top of the stairs and heard our dad remark: 'Gosh, those girls are becoming young women, aren't they? They're getting hips.'"

That remark triggered the twins to stop eating and lose weight. "We decided that day that if we stopped eating, we would lose our "hips". I wanted to punish him and Mum - and I suppose that's what we've both been doing ever since," Katy told the website.

The doctor twins, who have been slowly killing themselves for the last 20 years, have caused irreparable damage to their body.

AnorexiaMaria, who now understands the repercussion of their action, confesses that it is an obsession. "I'm so consumed by what I'm eating, how many calories I'm burning, what I'll weigh tomorrow and what I weigh today. I've lost everything due to this illness. I've lost my life, my house, my hair, my job, everything."

The twins have decided to get rid of the disease and will be hospitalised soon. "It's got to the point where Katy and I are absolutely sick of the situation," said Maria.

Unbelievably, while Maria weights around 35 kgs, Katy weighs an astonishing 30 kgs. Katy said, "I can't walk any more. My back hurts, my heartbeat is irregular, and I've got osteoporosis, chronic gastric pain and pancreatitis. I'm on diuretics because my kidneys don't work."

First Published: Jun 16, 2011 16:15 IST