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Eating disorders are plaguing the newer generations

Do you know that “Eating disorders” are a common problem that is adversely affecting younger generations around the world?

According to the World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that worldwide 70 million people have an eating disorder. Lifetime prevalence statistics suggest that about 0.4% of women and 0.04% of men will meet the criteria for anorexia during their lifetimes. Between 1% and 5% of women will meet the criteria for bulimia during their lifetimes (as will between .01% and .05% of men).

The prevalence rate for binge eating disorder is 1.6% in females and 0.8% in males. The binge-eating disorder shows much less of a difference between females and males, compared to the other two conditions.

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