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Anorexia is more common among young girls and women. On average, younger girls develop anorexia nervosa at the age of 16 or 17. Women tend to develop this disorder in their early 20s. Teens usually develop this disorder due to bullying and being discourage by the feeling of needing to develop a thinner image. Teen girls between the ages of 15 and 19 and younger women in their early 20s are more at risk of bulimia nervosa.
Eating Disorders3Eating DisordersPeople suffering from anorexia nervosa intake very low quantities of food, which ultimately leads to starvation. Those suffering then becomes dangerously thin and unhealthy. Thecauses of anorexia nervosa are unknown, but there are many factors known to contribute to this disorder. According to WebMD, “However, the condition runs in families; young women with a parent or sibling with an eating disorder are likelier to develop one themselves.” Another common cause of anorexia is the urge to develop a thinner body image due to the “TV” culture. Researchers have also discovered that there could possibly be a genetic link to anorexia nervosa which has been backed up by biology facts. People suffering from bulimia nervosa tend to binge eat-eating large amounts of foodwith a loss of control of their eating. These patients also purge which is an unhealthy way to losecalories.