There is a trend on older women in their 40s developing anorexia. The desire was to emulate younger celebrities who have nymph like bodies. Glamorous middle aged celebrities like Madonna and Sharon Stone have also given false expectations to women. Madonna exercises to the extent that her veins and muscles bulge in unsightly looks.
Some older women had events that triggered their eating disorders. Usually, the common causes were divorce and their kids leaving the nest. The quest for perfection in images and the desire to imitate celebrity images may worsen the eating disorder sufferer.
There was a growing trend for older women to look young. Previously, growing old was accepted and what women did was to try to age gracefully. Now, women are fighting the ageing process.