African American girls are more prone to bulimia than Caucasian girls are
RECENT medical findings have suggested that black women are 50 percent more likely to suffer from bulimia nervosa than white women are.
Bulimia nervosa is an eating disorder characterized by recurrent binge eating, followed by compensatory behaviors.
The most common form—practiced by more than 75% of people with bulimia nervosa—is self-induced vomiting, sometimes called purging; fasting, the use of laxatives, enemas, diuretics, and over exercising are also common.
According to the researched conducted African American women especially those in the lowest income bracker are bulimic than white girls from the highest income bracket.
The study conducted on 2,300 girls in different parts of the United States also revealed that poor women are more likely to experience bulimia than rich girls are.
It was also uncovered that bulimia affected 1.5 percent of girls in households where at least one parent had a college degree.
The data from the National Eating Disorders Association revealed that more than 9 million females in the United States struggle with bulimia.
Experts said if not treated early bulimia could result in heart failure, possible rupture of the esophagus from frequent vomiting, tooth decay and, among adolescents, potentially irreversible effects on physical development.
The result of the study is a good revelation to women most especially those who are black to always take good care of their body.
Bulimia is a global disease that already affected millions of people so proper precaution is necessary.