Washington (ChatterShmatter) – A new study has revealed that vegetarians are more likely than meat lovers to develop an eating disorder.
The study was conducted on over 2,500 young people and aimed to see what the risk was in terms of eating disorder, and their diet of choice.
The majority who took part in the diet were said to be meat eaters, with around 11% being vegetarians.
What researchers found though was that those who were vegetarians were more likely to develop an eating disorder.
The most common was found to be binge eating, as the risk was highest for current vegetarians, or former vegetarians between the ages of 15 and 23.
This could tarnish some of the health benefits to following a vegetarian diet.
The study was published in the Journal of the American Dietetic Association.