Toronto: Some 10 to 15 percent of women have disordered eating behaviour and conditions beyond anorexia, according to a study.
The investigation also established that deviant eating behaviours are more likely to occur in women who perceived themselves to be in poor health. Another finding of the study was that 28 percent of women complete intense exercise twice a month with the sole objective of losing weight, says an UM release. "We practice a sport for the pleasure it provides, to feel good, but when the activity is done to gain control over one`s weight and figure, it is indicative of someone who could be excessively concerned about their weight," says Gauvin. These findings were published in the International Journal of Eating Disorders. IANS
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