Getting the perfect body is a craze even among the young adolescents. This craze leads to anorexia among girls and boys of all ages. One among five girls suffers from eating disorders which could lead to long-term effects like infertility and brain atrophy.
This craze is not among the overweight or obese people but people with normal weight. 19% of them believed they are too fat and 12% attempted to lose weight. And that's not all, 70% of females and 35% of males are dieting at any given time. Researchers say that approx 50% of people with eating disorders fit the criteria for depression.
And the most important fact is Anorexia has the highest mortality rate of any psychiatric illnesses.