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Basis for eating disorders found in children as young as eight

New study shows that children as young as eight can experience unhappiness with the shape and size of their body that puts them at risk of developing eating disorders in their teens.

“At the age of eight, 5% of girls and 3% of boys in the study were dissatisfied with their body, which rose with age until, at 14, 32.3% of girls and 16% of boys were “moderately dissatisfied” with at least part of it. At that age, 38.8% of the girls and 12.2% of the boys were involved in what the study calls eating disorder behaviours. A further 7.5% of girls and 3.5% of boys were binge eaters.” Read more.

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