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Can an eating disorder cause a persons breath to smell of

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Can an eating disorder cause a person's breath to smell of alcohol even though they have not been drinking?
Submitted: 7 years ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  MasterDoc replied 7 years ago.
Yes. An abnormal or unhealthy diet can produce an acetone or other abnormal odor on the breath. This can often be confused with the breath produced by drinking.
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