Eating disorder facts and statistics

Here are some quite disturbing eating disorder facts and statistics:

This is a picture of me from the talents of Madi Stacey 

About 1/2 of all women are unhappy with their bodies.

Eating disorders tend to run in families. The risk of developing an eating disorder is 40-50% genetic  and 50-60% is psychological.

Eating disorders in children less than 12 years of age increased by 119% from 1999 to 2006.

Eating disorders are the #1 deadliest mental illness.

1/2 of 4th grade girls are on a diet.

42% of 1st -3rd graders want to be thinner 
81% of 10 year olds are afraid of being fat.
70% of 18-30 year olds don't like their bodies. 
60% of middle-agedpeople remain unsatisfied. 

Females with anorexia between the ages of 15-24 are 12 times more likely to die from the illness than all other causes of death. 

In the US, eating disorders are more common than Alzheimers 

As many as 10 million women and 1 million men currently have an eating disorder.  

Educate the world.  Spread awareness of this deadly, growing serious disorder.

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