One in ten women suffers from some kind of eating disorder, scientists have found.
One in ten women suffers from some kind of eating disorder, scientists have found
"Our results should be cause for concern," says Professor Liz Gavin. - In today's world, women are increasingly getting the wrong, conflicting messages. They are told that they should be thin, and at the same time they are encouraged to enjoy food. Approximately 13.7% of the women we interviewed during the study admitted that they allow themselves to eat everything and in any quantity several times a month, and 2.5% artificially induce vomiting after eating or take diuretics.
One and a half thousand women were interviewed by telephone during the study. None of them had been diagnosed with anorexia prior to this interview. The average age of the respondents was 31 years old, most had university degrees and did not smoke.
According to Professor Gavin, about 28% of women do intense exercise at least twice a month for the sole purpose of losing weight. “We should go in for sports, first of all, for the sake of he alth and well-being,” reminds the scientist. - You can not pursue only one goal to lose weight, in this case there is a high risk of harming your body.”
Source:The Daily Telegraph