June 25, 2011 by staff
Extreme Dieting, Extreme dieting and eating disorders often begin in adolescence and the last to adulthood, according to a new study. Eating disorders are comprised of behaviors including fasting and binge eating.
Weanlyzed data of 1,030 men and 1,257 women over a period of 10 years from early to mid-adolescence or age between 13 and 16 years. The results showed that dieting and disordered eating behaviors continue into adulthood for women, and either remained constant or increased in men.
Yahoo News quoted Dianne Neumark-Sztainer, study leader and professor in the Division of Epidemiology & Community Health at the University of Minnesota School of Public Health, who said in a news release from the journal, “The results of this study argue for early and ongoing efforts aimed at the prevention, early detection and treatment of disorders of eating behavior in young people. ”
He added that doctors should make sure to ask their patients about dietary behavior during adolescence in order to educate the principles of healthy eating habits. “Young people concerned about their weight should be provided with support for healthy eating and physical activity that can be implemented in the long term, and should be kept away from the use of unhealthy weight control practices,” said Neumark-Sztainer, quoted by Yahoo News.
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