It's young women who are obsessed with their body appearance - not mature women over 50, right?
Inspired by the 2003 Helen Mirren movie Calendar Girls, a dozen women of Riderwood Village retirement community in Maryland have bared (almost) all to raise money for fellow residents struggling financially.
While anorexia, bulimia and other disordered eating habits disproportionately vex the young, older women -- and men -- aren't excluded. A new study found 13 percent of women over 50 currently exhibit at least one core eating disorder symptom. The most common was "purging" (throwing up food) without binge eating (7.8 percent), followed by binge eating (3.5 percent). Overall, nearly three-quarters of all the women said they were currently trying to lose weight.
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