13:04 23 May 2013
These days magazines are often criticised by some for portraying perfect looking models, or the latest fashion and beauty crazes. Some people may think this has a negative effect on individuals, in particular younger people.
Well, research has stated there was a rise of 13per cent in the number of new eating disorders between the years of 2003 and 2009.
In particular, the biggest rate of new cases related to girls between the ages of 15 and 19 and boys between 10 and 14.
However, professionals have said that the figure relating to boys of this age group remains low.
The study was carried out by the University College in London.
Doctor Nadia Micali, of the establishment’s Institute of Child Health, is reported by the Daily Mail saying: “Modern society exerts pressure for children and young people to be perfect, to look perfect and be high achievers.”
Adding that: “Boys are starting to suffer as girls did in the past.
“It’s a mix of genes and environment, nature and nurture, but the reality is we don’t know enough about what causes eating disorders yet.”
It is understood that in light of the research those figures relating to anorexia and bulimia stayed relatively the same whereas there was a rise in regards to other eating disorders, as reported by the Daily Mail.
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