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Eating disorders are a mental health condition. They involve an unhealthy relationship with food, as well as an intense fear of being overweight. There are different types of eating disorder, the most common ones being anorexia, bulimia and binge eating. Most people affected by eating disorders tend to be young women, particularly between the ages of 15 and 25. Is has been estimated that approximately 10% of people with eating disorders are men.
It is estimated that 50% of teenage girls, and 30% teenage boys use unhealthy weight control behaviours such as skipping meals, taking laxatives, and smoking cigarettes....