Eating Disorders : Anorexia, Bulimia, And Binge Eating Disorder

1067 Words Nov 20th, 2016 5 Pages
Models today are usually unnaturally thin. These models are literally 'dying ' to be thin. Eating disorders are said to date back to the 12th and 13th century. (Deans “A History of Eating Disorders”)
The cause of these disorders are most of the time ruled of as genetic problems. But with the increase of internet use over the past ten years, eating disorders being caused by genetic problems can be called into question. Advertisements of thin bodies can be seen on numerous media. The high demand for everyone to look thin has made the standards of beauty hard to meet. Many people have developed eating disorders trying to meet these standards. Some of the most common eating disorders today are anorexia, bulimia, and binge eating. As a result young/teens are negatively influenced by the media 's deception of body image, and they strive for this impossible goal – beauty is thin. Evidently, there are many people that suffer from eating disorders. Although it is said that eating disorders can date back to the early centuries, anorexia and bulimia were on the rise in the 1960 's. Kathleen Pike states that “Eating disorders have long been recognized as problems afflicting a narrow segment of select populations: Caucasian, adolescent or young adult women from high income western countries. (“Expanding the Boundaries: Reconfiguring the Demographics of the 'Typical '
Eating Disordered Patient”) Women are aiming for the perfect thin bodies, but in some cases men are looking to achieve…

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