National Statistics for Anorexia with Anorexia Charts
The Slow Suicide
by Melisa Steele
Let’s take a look at some of the National Statistics for Anorexia:
Eating disorders have the highest mortality rate of any mental illness and because of this fact some call anorexia a slow suicide. Only 1 in 10 people with an eating disorder will receive treatment and out of this number 80% do not receive treatment at the intensity they need to recover. The death rate associated with anorexia is 12 times higher than the death rate of all causes of death for females 15 –24 years old.
Maintaining a healthy weight is very important. Eating a balanced diet will help you feel more energized and help keep you alert. It will also help prevent diseases and health complications. Please review the 3 charts below for a clearer picture.
Anorexia Charts #1: Healthy Dieting vs. AnorexiaThis chart actually shows what healthy dieting is compared to the eating disorder, anorexia:
Anorexia Charts #2: Food PyramidThis Give you an example of the amounts of food you should eat daily from each group.
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