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By On June 12th, 2018

Who do eating disorders really affect? [Infographic]

Despite the misperception that eating disorders are only an issue for young, white, affluent women, there is plenty of evidence that eating disorders affect people of every gender, race, ethnicity, culture, size, socioeconomic status, or sexual orientation. Sadly, this misconception has real consequences for those who don’t fit the stereotype. The myths around eating disorders…

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By On April 27th, 2018

Eating disorders affect all races, sexes, and ages according to new study

Despite what most stereotypes would have you believe, eating disorders affect people of all ages, genders, and ethnic or racial groups. This has been backed by numerous past studies, but a new report published in the journal Biological Psychiatry provides the latest look at just how widespread eating disorders are across demographics. In the latest…

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By On January 10th, 2018

Older adults with eating disorders continue to be overlooked

The latest estimates suggest that approximately 30 million Americans live with an eating disorder at any given time. Thanks to stereotypes and misrepresentation in the media, most people would assume that almost all of those 30 million Americans are young women. However, that isn’t entirely accurate. In fact, people of any age can develop or…

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By On February 14th, 2017

“Who Can Get an Eating Disorder?”

The question of “who can get an eating disorder” might seem simple to answer, but we live a time when people are regularly turned away from treatment or support for disordered eating because they are “too old”, “not thin enough”, or male. Even in the medical community, there are widespread misunderstandings about the most deadly…

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