At least 30 million people of all ages and genders suffer from an eating disorder in the U.S. 

Every 62 minutes at least one person dies as a direct result from an eating disorder.

Eating disorders have the highest mortality rate of any mental illness.

A recent study in Pediatrics, the journal of the American Academy of Pediatrics, found a nearly 50% increase in adolescent depression over the past 11 years.

The American Academy of Pediatrics has warned about the potential for negative effects of social media in young kids and teens, including cyber-bullying and "Social Media Depression."

 
  • Since 1970 eating disorders has risen 400%.

  • 13% of women over 50 engage in eating disorder behaviors.

  • 90% of women in the U.S. feel UNCOMFORTABLE with their bodies. 

  • 80% of 10 year old already started to diet.

  • 80% of those 10 year olds are terrified of being "fat"

  • In a large national study of college students, 3.5% sexual minority women and 2.1% of sexual minority men reported having an eating disorder.

  • 16% of transgender college students reported having an eating disorder.


 

 

Eating disorders affect all races and ethnic groups.


Genetics, environmental factors, and personality traits all combine to create risk for an eating disorder.


 

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