Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Children's eating disorders jump in the U.S.

I mentioned children with "disturbed eating attitudes" in my blog about eating disorders in Korea.

Here's an article from the CBC about children's eating disorders in the U.S. There is also mention of Canada's stats...quite alarming really!

A 2001 study published in the Canadian Medical Association Journal found that of 1,739 Ontario schoolgirls aged 12 to 18:

* Twenty-seven per cent said they engaged in bingeing or purging.
* Twenty-three per cent said they were dieting.

* Eight per cent reported self-induced vomiting.

Read more: http://www.cbc.ca/health/story/2010/11/29/eating-disorders-kids-hospitalization.html

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