Although there is often a perception that these mainly affect young women, one in ten sufferers of such disorders are male. In terms of age, the most common onset age range is between 12-25, but these disorders can occur at any time of life. Anorexia nervosa affects 0.5%, and bulimia nervosa 2-3%, of women in their lifetime.
What sexes and ages are most affected by eating disorders?
March 12, 2018