alexa Abstract | Obesity and Disordered Eating in Youth – Discernment and Sensitivity are Required

Journal of Obesity & Eating Disorders
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While much is known about the perils and societal costs of obesity, less is known about the perils of disordered eating, poor body image and food fixations. Both obesity and disordered eating have complex etiologies and continued research is necessary for us to better understand and treat these diseases. These conditions cause untold misery and damage physical, emotional, mental and social well-being, especially in the period of adolescence and early adulthood. For instance, anorexia nervosa is a psychiatric illness with the highest mortality rate – 10% will die within 10 years of the onset of the illness.

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Author(s): Michael Chia

Keywords

Obesity, Eating disorders, Eating disorders in teenagers, Sedentary lifestyle and exercise trends, Nutrition & Healthy diet, Quality of Life

 
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