The Research Literature on Eating Disorders


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The Research Literature on Eating Disorders
The research literature on eating disorders finds that up to ten percent of men experience anorexia, bulimia, or binge eating disorders at some point in their life, and as many as two to three percent chronically (Hudson,
, Pope, &
, 2007). Factors that contribute to the development of an eating disorder have been researched extensively over the past 20 years yielding a range of results. Research regarding a genetic predisposition or cause for eating disorders has yielded inconsistent evidence with most of the data conclusively demonstrating at most, a minor contribution of biology or genetics (Ross, 2006).
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