Eating Disorder News

Articles and links on anorexia, bulimia, binge eating, recovery, body image and topics related to eating disorders 

ElleGirl poll on personal body image from around the world

January 16th, 2006 summarizes a recent feature at ElleGirl magazine which polled 10,000 girls from around the world on how they felt about their own body:

60% of girls in American have a positive body image, opposed to Korea where only 17% have a healthy body image

The number one aim of polled U.S. girls aged 11-17 years is to be thinner, rather than smarter, funnier, or friendlier

While 86% of Russian girls chose being healthy over being thin, only 70% of American girls felt the same way

Only 18% of American girls have used diet pills or drinks to make you slimmer, as opposed to a staggering 68% of Korean girls

Children as young as 5 are concerned with weight and shape. Over 80% of U.S. 10-year olds are afraid of being fat; and over 50% of 9 and 10-year olds feel better about themselves when they are on a diet


Tags: , ,

E-mail this article


Leave a Reply

Logged in as . Logout »