Eating Disorders Are Age-linked and Sex-linked

Why do eating disorders overwhelmingly affect young women and why do they seem to run in families?

Evolution Tells Us to "Eat Up"

It seems cruel to think about, but are our bodies aiding us in developing an eating disorder? Unfortunately, the answer for some women, is yes.

Hormones Play Leading Role in Eating Disorder Risk

Every month, women face a recurring cycle that can throw our bodies out of whack and make some of us suffer in many ways. Not only can the ovarian hormones that drive the menstrual cycle makes us emotional, but they may be flipping switches on the genes that make some women more vulnerable to eating disorder symptoms.