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What Can I Do to Help Prevent Eating Disorders?

“Prevention is a topic that has received little attention in the literature on eating disorders. This is ironic because many researchers and health care workers suggest eating disorders are more difficult to treat the more deeply rooted anorexic or bulimic behaviours become in an individual’s lifestyle.”

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Contributor: Stephanie Sands, BSc, writer for Eating Disorder Hope and Addiction Hope

Eating disorders are chronic, progressive, and sometimes fatal conditions affecting adolescent and adult women and men. Acknowledged to be grossly under-reported, research suggests prevalence estimates for anorexia nervosa range from 0.5 – 0.6% for American women, and 0.1% for American men. Rates of bulimia nervosa in adult women are noted to be higher, at 1.1 – 2.8%, while binge eating disorder may affect 3.3% of women and 0.8% of men in North America [1].

 

Read more: https://www.eatingdisorderhope.com/blog/what-can-i-do-to-help-prevent-eating-disorders