Eating Disorders Are Serious Conditions Involving Extremely Unhealthy Dietary Habits

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Laijing Song
ENGL 1301- Essay 4
January 9, 2015 Eating Disorders in Adolescents

Eating disorders are serious conditions involving extremely unhealthy dietary habits. The two most common eating disorders are anorexia nervosa and bulimia nervosa. In the past few decades, eating disorders have become more and more prevalent in western countries. A lot of people suffered from the diseases, for example, famous Princess Diana has struggled with bulimia for many years. It should be kept in mind that eating disorders occur not only in adults, but also in young people. In fact, many eating disorders are first being diagnosed in adolescents. The adolescents with eating disorders often fight against body weight control by the means of starvation, binging or purging. However, the intense preoccupation with being thin and the lifestyle it entails can be life-threatening. Therefore, in order to reduce the rate of eating disorders in adolescents and help them recover, the media, families, and schools need to come together to offer support and create change.
Adolescents, who are confronting with eating disorders, are in the condition of risks, it should be drawn more attentions to the public. First of all, youngsters are undergoing the fast growing phase, eating disorders will result in multiple damages to individuals. In Smolak and Levine’s article, they stated that “all the eating disorders may, in various ways, do serious damage to cardiovascular, reproductive, skeletal, and other…

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