By Nicole Conner For Mailonline
Published: 12:35 BST, 4 October 2020 | Updated: 12:45 BST, 4 October 2020
A private girls' school is giving pupils regular blood tests if they decide to become vegan as diet experts warn it can be linked to eating disorders.
Cheltenham Ladies' College have made the decision after a rising number of students have chosen to go vegan.
But experts are concerned that veganism and vegetarianism are more common in girls with the eating disorder anorexia nervosa.
Cheltenham Ladies' College (pictured) have made the decision after a rising number of students have chosen to go vegan
It has the highest death rate of any mental health condition reports The Times.
The college said it 'does not actively encourage a vegan lifestyle' and they 'offer medical support' to ensure girls' diets are 'providing them with all their nutritional requirements'.
Girls at the school's 10 boarding houses are offered a range of dishes including vegetarian, gluten-free, halal meals and options for allergy sufferers.
The school, which charges £38,000 a year for