menu
JoannaPoppink Thousands more migrant children likely taken from their families than previously disclosed, report says https://t.co/83nhTwzun6
4hreplyretweetfavorite
JoannaPoppink What warmer oceans mean for the planet https://t.co/IIzagF7ud6
5hreplyretweetfavorite
JoannaPoppink Latest Sustainable World online now. https://t.co/KYHbo2NHpk Thanks to @tcrpindia #actonclimate #oceans
5hreplyretweetfavorite
JoannaPoppink RT @mashable: This could be the future of retail delivery https://t.co/NgZhpDhs7M
16hreplyretweetfavorite
JoannaPoppink RT @PaulEDawson: Government Climate Science in the Age of Trump: 1. Documents are difficult to find; 2. Web pages are buried; 3. Languag…
16hreplyretweetfavorite

Phone In Eating Disorder Symptoms?

EmailShare

 

If you have an eating disorder you know that if you are in the middle of a binge or purge or running on the treadmill, you are not going to answer the phone. However, researchers continue to attempt to quanitfy prevalence of eating disorders, in this case, by phone.
The researchers conducted a phone survey of 1,500 urban women, most of them nonsmokers and university graduates. The average age was 31.

None of the women was classified as anorexic, and only 1 percent met the criteria for bulimia (bingeing and purging). However, almost 14 percent reported binge eating one to seven times per month, while nearly 3 percent occasionally used vomiting, laxatives, or diuretics for weight control. About 28 percent said they exercised intensively twice a month solely to lose weight.
Over at the Philadephia Inquirer in the Personal Health section is a note, "Bingeing, purging found to be common among young women."

Universite de Montreal did a recent survey for these results.  While these numbers may not be valid, continued surveys like this may be helpful in keeping eating disorder awareness up.

Letting eating disorders fall into a category of "normal" or "beauty control" is a danger that we need to prevent.  Continual awareness of the prevalence and pain of these disorders is

a crucial part of encouraging recovery.


 

You have no rights to post comments

Who's Online

We have 180 guests and no members online





JoannaPoppink Thousands more migrant children likely taken from their families than previously disclosed, report says https://t.co/83nhTwzun6
4hreplyretweetfavorite
JoannaPoppink What warmer oceans mean for the planet https://t.co/IIzagF7ud6
5hreplyretweetfavorite
JoannaPoppink Latest Sustainable World online now. https://t.co/KYHbo2NHpk Thanks to @tcrpindia #actonclimate #oceans
5hreplyretweetfavorite
JoannaPoppink RT @mashable: This could be the future of retail delivery https://t.co/NgZhpDhs7M
16hreplyretweetfavorite
JoannaPoppink RT @PaulEDawson: Government Climate Science in the Age of Trump: 1. Documents are difficult to find; 2. Web pages are buried; 3. Languag…
16hreplyretweetfavorite

Copyright © 2016