Eating Disorders And Its Effects On The Human Body

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anuary, 2016

Eating Disorders

In US today, over 30 million men, women, and children suffer from an eating disorder. Research shows that 42% of first- to third-grade girls want to be thinner and 81% of 10-year-olds are afraid of being fat. In fact, most kids with eating disorders began their disordered eating between the ages of 11 and 13. (Eating Dis.3) The most common eating disorders are; Anorexia, Binge eating, and Bulimia. Why do people resort to something so life threatening? Many people are turning towards eating disorders because they don’t accept who they are. Eating disorders are a mental illness that can have dangerous effects on the human body and several people are involved in this bad habit.

In some cases genetics play a role creating difficulty in finding a way to control or stop their disorder. Other times it an individuals choice on whether or not they’d like to open this hurtful portal to darkness. Scientists have done many studies on women involved in eating disorders and their brains function different than a healthy woman. Eating disorders aren 't just a mental illness, they are a physical illness as well that often destroy the body 's normal function. It may start as just eating less or more but it can have a dramatic effect on the body; creating a habit of unhealthy behaviors. People who are going through puberty and changes on facial and body appearances often lean towards eating disorders because they want to be an ideal image that it…
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