Recent Trends in Eating Disorder

•Increase in obesity

•Increase in amount of kids that admit to dieting

•Increased rates in minority youth

•Worries about being overweight for females have remained stable

•However body dissatisfaction on the whole has doubled for females in the last 25 years and tripled for males, 40-80% ofgirls under the age of 14, with around 30% reporting dieting

•Indication with binge eating that loss of control over binge eating is more sensitive indicator as opposed to amount of food eaten