- Half of fourth grade girls in
the US have started dieting!
- By late adolescence, up to one
out of 100 girls show clinical signs of anorexia.
- In males and females, the average
age for the beginning of an eating disorder is 17.
- One out of ten patients with
eating disorders are male, even though this is considered a "female problem".
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Created: 10/22/2000  - Donnica Moore, M.D.
Half of fourth grade girls in the US have started dieting!