Lives are being lost and destroyed by the failure of the NHS in England to provide care for people with eating disorders, MPs and campaigners say.
They say more than a million people have an eating disorder, but specialist help is often difficult to access.
It leaves patients relying on GPs who lack the skills and training to help.
The warnings have been made in two separate reports – by charity Beat and the cross-party Public Administration and Constitutional Affairs Committee.
They acknowledged improvements had been made to children’s services, but said adult care remained more problematic.
Research by Beat showed some specialist services had waiting times of more than five months.
Chief executive Andrew Radford said: “This research should set alarm bells ringing.
“Eating disorders have among the