As a teenager, you are bombarded with a constant stream of media related to an unattainable body image, portrayed by celebrities. It is easy to get fixated with your appearance…. Sophie Burton and I are sitting opposite on another in a coffee shops in Southampton. She spent most of her teenage years battling anorexia after […]
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It is hard to know exact facts and statistics when it comes to eating disorders as many of those that suffer either don’t seek help or are naware of their illness. The statistics below are provided by the National Institute of Health and Clinical Excellence and are based on those who have received treatment from the NHS. Reports vary and the statistics are ever changing.
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As with many things in life, eating disorders come with a stereotype. Young women inspired by the unrealistic images of female celebrities, desperate to become like their idols or to fit in with their peers.
Eating disorders affect around 1.6 million people in the UK, 10% of those being Male. Yet male sufferers are rarely heard of, whether it be because they themselves are unaware of the symptoms or are afraid to come forward due to the stigma surrounding men with eating disorders.