Facts About Eating Disorders

Stepping on the scale frequently can be a warning sign of weight obsession.

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Eating Disorders Fact 1. Eating disorders strike more than 7 million American women each year, and 1,000 of those will die from complications of anorexia nervosa. Up to 80 percent of female college students have reported binge eating, a predecessor to bulimia. Ninety percent of those suffering from eating disorders are women.