The rise of eating disorders

Take a short walk down a crowded street and it’s evident we are living in the throes of an obesity epidemic but lurking just under the surface of all this excess flesh is a growing band of mainly young people who are literally starving themselves to death.

They are the ones who have an eating disorder; who have moved beyond simply overeating or stringent dieting, and into the dangerous territory of anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa or binge eating disorder.

Like obesity rates, eating disorders are on the increase and there does appear to be a link between the two. Chronic