Anorexia Nervosa And Binge Eating Disorder

1626 Words Feb 21st, 2016 7 Pages
Did you know that four in ten girls aged 14 and 15 skip breakfast daily? Teenagers and even adults all over the world are suffering with various eating disorders very commonly due to the thin models they see on billboards, magazine covers, social media, and everywhere else they go. The common eating disorders include anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa and binge eating disorder the earliest case of an eating disorder can be traced to prehistoric times, and these disorders can have extremely negative effects on one’s health. Therefore the fashion industry should make an effort to present models that have healthy, more natural figures in order to create positive body images and to protect the teens, and models from unnecessary harm. Although eating disorders seem to be a huge thing now, some can be traced back to even the 12-13th century. When Saint Catherine Ciena had begun denying herself food during the 12-13th centuries as a part of a spiritual denial this was the first recorded case of anorexia nervosa. Additionally, the first cases of bulimia are described as starting in the Middle Ages. There would be wealthy individuals during this time who would force themselves to throw up in order to eat more. Lastly, there is no specific time period as to when binge eating disorder first appeared but it can be traced to have started plenty of centuries ago. Anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, and binge eating all have very poor health effects and can even put an individuals life in…
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