Startling 400% Rise in Eating Disorders Among Male Youths in Ontario


In Ontario, the prevalence of eating disorders in male children and teenagers has increased by 400%, a substantial increase from levels observed in the early 2000s. While girls make up the majority of cases, teenage boys and younger children (ages 12 to 14) have shown the greatest growth. Since these populations were historically less likely to be harmed, this change represents a worrying trend.

Abstract Written By:
Denson Natividad
December 6, 2023

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