Infographic: Eating Disorders in the US

Citing studies from sources such as the Academy for Eating Disorders and the National Center for Biotechnology Information, this infographic outlines the alarming extent of eating disorders among the US population. It states that 20 million women and 10 million men are currently battling Anorexia Nervosa, Bulimia Nervosa, or Binge-Eating Disorder in the US. In addition to the negative impact of these disorders, many of these individuals also develop substance abuse problems as well. According to this infographic, individuals with eating disorders are 4 times more likely to engage in substance abuse than the general population, with rates as high as 37% among those with certain specific disorders.