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Young Women More Prone To Eating Disorders Than Young Men

Eating disorders, just like any other conditions out there, are hard to decipher. There is a massive web of causes and effects that may have triggered how they all started, why they started and how far will the victim go before she reaches the last straw.  The negative health impact of such disorders could be so severe one may never fully bounce back from them. Though both genders can be affected by it, women are more prone for a lot of reasons.  And the best way to start solving them is to find out the root of the problem and why the victims are doing the things they do. Below are some of the possible reasons as to why women are more likely to suffer from eating disorders than men.

 

  • Pop Culture
  • Unfortunately, young women of today’s generation are faced with a great pressure to stay slim. Because of all the movies, magazines, TV shows and endless social media posts where female leads are basically models, young girls everywhere have started feeling the need to look the same. It will make curvier girls more prone to bulimia while skinnier girls with anorexia.

 

  • Family Problems
  • Another great contributing factor is family problems. It’s not like guys don’t get affected by it, it’s just they have the greatest tendency to get out of the place and find an escape. Women are more likely to face all the problems and handle the stress all to them.

 

  • Bullying
  • Getting bullied for being “too fat” is more common for young girls than young boys. It is often accompanied by words like “Ugly” and “Fat Pig”. Where as in guys, the fat ones are more likely to be the bullies. Emotional stress can affect one’s person point of view with regards to their physical appearance.

 

  • It Runs In The Family
  • A recent research surfaced and showed that there’s a direct link between genetics and eating disorders. It means that it can be transferred from one generation to the other. Thus, genes also play a part in identifying some cases.

 

  • The Society’s Approach
  • Since there are thousands of advocacy to which a “perfect body” should have to be, society plays a big part of it. The wrong impression that the media somehow portrays makes every woman want to follow the trend, making every one of them vulnerable of what “body perfection” should have to be.

 

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