New Survey: 3 Out of 4 American Women Have Disordered Eating

On April 22, 2008 the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill issued the following news release:

Three Out of Four American Women Have Disordered Eating

Sixty-five percent of American women between the ages of 25 and 45 report having disordered eating behaviors, according to the results of a new survey by SELF Magazine in partnership with the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

An additional 10 percent of women report symptoms consistent with eating disorders such as anorexia, bulimia nervosa and binge eating disorder, meaning that a total of 75 percent of all American women endorse some unhealthy thoughts, feelings or behaviors related to food or their bodies.

Check out the True Campaign and how they are working to set women free from this cultural epidemic that leads to chronic dieting, severe depression and self-hatred.

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2 thoughts on “New Survey: 3 Out of 4 American Women Have Disordered Eating

  1. Hi Meg! My name is Travis Stewart and along with Constance Rhodes I am the co-founder of the True Campaign. Thanks for giving such positive exposure to our work.

    I’m going to be in Lincoln and Omaha in about a month (I’m a graduate of UNL and am bringing my 8 year-old son to a Husker game!). I’m also going to be speaking at Grace Reformed Church in Omaha on Wednesday, September 10th. I’d love to meet you if possible.

    I look forward to hearing back from you.

    Warmly,

    Travis Stewart

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