Did you know that:
*Anorexia is the third most common chronic condition for adolescent girls (after obesity and asthma)
*The overall mortality rate for anorexia is 5 times that of the same aged population in general with death from natural causes(i.e cardiac arrhythmia, infection etc) being 4 times greater and deaths from unnatural causes 11 times greater.
*The risk of successful suicide in those suffering from Anorexia is 32 times that expected.
*That Anorexia is the most fatal of all psychiatric illnesses.
*The incidence of Bulimia Nervosa in the Australian population is 5 in 100(in the student population it is estimated to be 1 in 5)
*Girls as young as 7 are being diagnosed with Anorexia
*Dieting to control weight is generally ineffective and may actually promote weight gain
*Women who diet frequently are 75% more likely to experience depression
*Australians spend about $1 million a day on weight loss attempts with little success