Eating disorders and aggressive weight loss strategies are commonly seen as something more associated with teenagers and young women and bulimic or anorexic girls are generally believed to be rarely older than in their early twenties. However, this is not so, says a new study published in theInternational Journal of Eating Disorders.
Age, it seems, has little to do with body image, weight and shape. The recent study shows women over fifty wrestling with body issues, with 70% saying they are trying to lose weight, 8% reporting purging (forcing themselves to throw up after eating), and 3.5% confessing to binge eating. Overall, 62% of women in the study said weight negatively impacted their lives.
Get more recipes and cooking tips
in your inbox
Subscribe to our mailing list and get interesting recipes and cooking tips to your email inbox.
Thank you for subscribing.
Something went wrong.