Do eating disorders affect only young girls?

An eating disorder is a mental disorder defined by abnormal eating behaviors that adversely affect a person's physical or mental health. Although eating disorders affect both men and women in terms of physical health as well as mental psyche, cases are found ten times more in women. They are not only limited to people of young age, instead, it is common among all ages. However, eating disorders are more likely to develop during adolescence and early adulthood. Concern about body weight and self-expression play an important role in the occurrence of eating disorders.

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