Eating Disorders

By Andrew Utesch


  • Anorexia and bulimia are the most common eating disorders.
  • One in 200 American women suffers from anorexia, and three in 100 American women suffers from bulimia.
  • Almost one half of people with eating disorders meet the criteria for depression.
  • One in three individuals with anorexia will receive treatment in the U.S.
  • Only 6% of people with bulimia receive treatment.

Statistics (cont.)

  • 50% of teenage girls and 30% of teenage boys use unhealthy methods of weight control.
  • Around 14% of athletes have eating disorders.
  • Up to 20% of people with serious eating disorders die.
  • 10 million women and 1 million men struggle with eating disorders daily in the U.S.
  • Eating disorders are identified by unusual or obsessive behavior in regard to eating and weight loss.

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