Eating Disorders Common in Women Over 50 | Older Women

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Eating Disorders Common in Women Over 50 | Older Women

Eating disorders affect women older thanِ 50 justِ asِ much asِ they affect younger women, a newِ study found, despiteِ the common perception thatِ eating disorders areِ only prevalent among youth, according toِ newِ research.
The researchers conducted anِ online survey ofِ 1,849 women whoseِ average age wasِ 59, andِ found thatِ 62 percent saidِ their weight andِ shape negatively affected theirِ life.
In theِ survey, 3.5 percent reported binge eating inِ the lastِ month, 8 percent reported purging inِ the lastِ fiveِ years, andِ 70 percent saidِ they wereِ tryingِ toِ lose weight.