Eating Disorders : Anorexia Nervosa And Bulimia Essay example

1919 Words Oct 8th, 2015 8 Pages
“Teen girls are more afraid of gaining weight than they are of Cancer, Nuclear War, or losing a parent.” That is a quote by former runway model Jennifer Strickland. The two most common forms of eating disorders are Anorexia Nervosa and Bulimia. Anorexia Nervosa is when someone doesn’t eat enough food and causes them to have a dangerously low weight. Bulimia is when someone consumes food and then they throw it up before it can be digested (Media). Eating disorders have a higher mortality rate than any other psychiatric disease (Rojas). People look at some sort of media every day. 47% of girls in 5th- 12th grade have wanted to lose weight because of a picture they have seen in a magazine (Eating). The body types that people see in the media and that are considered “ideal” are only possessed naturally by 5% of American females (Eating). 69% of girls say that their idea of a perfect body has come from a magazine picture (Eating). Pro Anorexia/Bulimia websites, Social Media, and Advertisements are the three main sources in the media for the cause of eating disorders. Pro Anorexia and Pro Bulimia websites can be found all over the internet (Rojas). The people that make these websites often disguise them as sites for giving healthy dieting tips so they can’t be detected and shut down (Eating). These websites are usually created by teens and can be seriously damaging to the people who stumble across and read them (Eating). These websites provide tips for successfully living with…

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