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As eating disorders increase among college students, here’s how parents can help: ‘Early intervention is key’

September 6, 2023

Via: Fox News

While most of us have heard about the “Freshman 15” — the stereotypical first-year weight gain among college students — a growing share of young adults are experiencing quite the opposite.

Some 10% to 20% of females and 4% to 10% of males in college suffer from an eating disorder, according to estimates from the National Eating Disorder Association.

JD Ouellette, a California-based eating disorder expert at Equip, a virtual eating disorder provider, agreed that the rates of disordered eating have been increasing for some time among this age group, a trend the pandemic accelerated.

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