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Transcript of Eating Disorders
10 - 15% of people with bulimia or anorexia are males (ANAD).
14-20% of anorexics die after twenty years ("Eating Disorder Statistics").
Over one half of teenage girls use unhealthy weight-control methods (ANAD). What if your best friend was affected? Your neighbor? Your relative? EATING DISORDERS ARE EATING UP AMERICA. Eating disorders are more widespread than you might think. 42% of 1st-3rd grade girls want to be thinner (ANAD). Eating disorders have the highest death rate of all other mental illnesses (ANAD). What is the youngest age kids start worrying about weight? Take a guess: Does media distort our perception of beauty? The body type portrayed in media is only found naturally in 5% of American women (ANAD). CAUSES & EFFECTS 1.) The need to be "perfect" (Simon) 2.) Family pressures (Simon) 3.) Cultural pressures (Simon) 5.) Genetics! (Simon) 6.) Dissatisfaction with personal appearance: weight, body shape, etc. (Simon) Anorexia Starving yourself causes the body to automatically slow down its processes in order to conserve energy ("Understanding Eating Disorders").
Health consequences include... Slowed heart rate
Low blood pressure
Increased risk of heart failure Heart problems: Muscle loss
Fatigue / fainting Weak Body: Very dry skin and hair
Thin layer of downy hair all over body Change in appearance: Bulimia Overeating (binging) and then purging (throwing it all up) causes significant damage to the digestive system ("Understanding Eating Disorders").
Health consequences include... Possible esophagus inflammation and rupture Tooth staining and decay Binging Overeating, called binging, causes many of the same risks as obesity ("Understanding Eating Disorders").
Health risks include... High blood pressure and cholesterol levels Heart or gallbladder disease Type two diabetes Dehydration
Irregular heartbeat and heart failure
Loss of potassium, sodium, and other vital nutrients Electrolyte imbalance: 81% of ten-year-olds fear becoming fat (ANAD). Of 185 college students, 83% have dieted for weight loss and 58% feel pressure to be a certain weight (ANAD). 95% of those who have an eating disorder are between ages 12 - 25 (ANAD). Over one half of teenage girls use unhealthy weight-control methods (ANAD). NEDA WALKS MEDIA WATCHDOGS HELP THEM GET TREATMENT Meg McLeroy, an eating disorder specialist and therapist 4.) Other mental / personality disorders (Simon) (Grefe) (Grefe) (Grefe) (Grefe) (Grefe) (Grefe) (Grefe) (Grefe) (Grefe) 47% of 5th-12th graders report wanting to lose weight because of magazines (ANAD). 69% of 5th-12th graders report that magazines influence their idea of a perfect body (ANAD).