Eating Disorders Common Among Older Women

American VoicesOpinion ISSUE 48•25 Jun 22, 2012

A study by researchers at the University of North Carolina found that 13 percent of women 50 years of age and older had an eating disorder such as binge-eating or bulimia, including many women over the age of 75. What do you think?

  • “Look, once your husband's gone, there's nobody left to keep up appearances or keep down food for.”

    Shandra Schneider –
    Systems Analyst

  • “Well, you know, you get all busy and preoccupied, then pow, suddenly you're 50, and it dawns on you, 'My God, I never got around to that eating disorder.’”

    Remmick Harris –
    Systems Analyst

  • “No wonder, when they're being constantly bombarded with unrealistic images of Judi Dench and Maggie Smith.”

    Ken Faisca –
    Systems Analyst

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