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It is estimated that 8 million Americans have an eating disorder – seven million women and one million men.The mortality rate associated with anorexia nervosa is 12 times higher than the death rate of ALL causes of death for females 15 – 24 years old.

 

In 2007-2008, the prevalence of obesity was 32.2% among adult men and 35.5% among adult women.

 

Find a balance.

 

(www.state.sc.us/dmh/anorexia/statistics.htm)

(jama.ama-assn.org/cgi/content/full/2009.2014)

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