Author: CNN Health
Eating disorders have the highest mortality rate of any mental health disease in America. Take a look at these statistics from the National Eating Disorders Association.
Americans With Eating Disorders:
-13 million binge eat
-10 million women battle anorexia or bulimia
-1 million men battle anorexia or bulimia
-Average American women is 5’4”, weighing 140 lbs.
-Average female fashion model is 5’11”, weighing 110 lbs.
$40 billion a year = 400 million monthly weight watchers passes OR 570 million boxes of Alli (weight-loss drug).
Eating Disorder Related Hospitalizations:
-37% among men
-119% among children under 12 years old
-80% of all 10 year old’s are afraid of being fat
-42% of all 1st through 3rd grade girls want to be thinner
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