Adolescent girls who diet are 5x more likely to develop an eating disorder than those who don't.
Smoking is a major risk factor for developing heart disease. Smokers are up to 4 times more likely to develop coronary heart disease than non-smokers.
Nearly 1 in 4 dieters will progress to an eating disorder
35 percent of “normal” dieters progress to pathological dieting. Of those, 20-25 percent progress to partial or full-syndrome eating disorders
Dieting is a major risk factor for developing an eating disorder
Eating disorders have the highest mortality rate of any mental illness
Smink, F. E., van Hoeken, D., & Hoek, H. W. (2012). Epidemiology of eating disorders: Incidence, prevalence and mortality rates. Current Psychiatry Reports,14(4), 406-414.