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Consider the following food for thought...

  • 4.2% Of female university students struggle with Anorexia Nervosa and 3.8% suffer from Bulimia Nervosa
  • "61% of female American university students have some kind of subclinical eating problem, including chronic dieting, binge/purging and subclinical bulimia" (Mintz & Betz, 1988, as quoted in Yager & O’Dea, 2008)
  • "9-21% of male university students suffer from disordered eating and 2% meet the criteria to be diagnosed with clinical Bulimia Nervosa" (O’Dea and Abrahams, 2002, as quoted by Yager & O’Dea, 2