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PAVARNI JORGENSEN MAY BE AN AC­COM­PLISHED SCI­EN­TIST, BUT EVEN SHE DIDN’T SUS­PECT THE TRUE REA­SON FOR HER STOMACH PAINS.

Cosmopolitan (South Africa) - - CONFESSIONS -

et’s get the ob­vi­ous out of the way first: I’m over­weight. I’m talk­ing 100kg on the scale. It’s a long story, stretch­ing back to my com­pli­cated child­hood when I was told I was fat, although old pho­tos show I wasn’t.

‘I suf­fered from se­vere cycli­cal de­pres­sion and be­gan to com­fort-eat, but at 25 I started cor­ti­sone treat­ment for asthma, and the ki­los piled on.

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