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Teenager living on chicken for 15 years falls ill

A 17-year-old British girl who collapsed and had to be rushed to hospital was found to have survived for the past 15 years on nothing but chicken nuggets.

Stacey Irvine, from Castle Vale, Birmingham, has eaten nothing else since the age of two, The Sun reported.

She has never touched green vegetables or fruit and was found to have anaemia and swollen veins in her tongue.

She has now been put on an urgent course of vitamins. But Irvine says it is difficult to stay off her favourite food.

"I am starting to realise this is really bad for me. My main meal is always chicken nuggets every day," she said.

Her 39-year-old mother Evonne said: "I'm at my wit's end. I'm praying she can be helped before it's too late. It breaks my heart to see her eating those damned nuggets. She's been told in no uncertain terms that she'll die if she carries on like this. But she says she can't eat anything else."

Evonne, a beauty therapist, has two other children -- Leo, five, and Ava, three -- and both of them eat healthy food.

 

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