Eating Disorders

By: Crawford Mann

  • 40% - 60% of girls aged 6 - 12 have expressed concerns about their weight.
  • Eating disorders can cause the growth of fine, soft hair all over a person's body.
  • The mortality rate of women aged 15 - 24 with an eating disorder is 12 times higher than any other illness.
  • The development of eating disorders has been constantly increasing since 1950.
  • Between 1988 and 1993, the amount of women afflicted by Bulimia more than tripled.
  • Those afflicted by an eating disorder often have at least one other psychiatric disorders.
  • The average amount of research funding per individual with an eating disorder was only 93 cents in 2011.
  • 82% of participants in a 2010 survey said that eating disorders are severe mental and physical illnesses.
  • 81% of 10-year-olds are afraid of becoming obese.
  • Over 50% of teenage girls and almost 33% of teenage boys use unhealthy weight controlling behaviours.


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