Special Issue "Maladaptive Eating Attitudes in Youth"
A special issue of Nutrients (ISSN 2072-6643).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 January 2012)
Prof. Dr. John Worobey
Department of Nutritional Sciences, School of Environmental and Biological Sciences, Rutgers—The State University of New Jersey, New Brunswick, NJ 08901, USA
The current but justifiable focus on obesity has led to comparatively less interest in what have traditionally been the classic cases of energy intake gone awry, namely anorexia and bulimia nervosa. For example, a recent check of MEDLINE citations for the years 1990 and 2010, using only the keywords obesity and anorexia nervosa, reveals a 648% increase for the former, but only a 34% increase for the latter. The fact remains, however, that despite the serious morbidities associated with obesity, anorexia nervosa has the highest mortality rate of any psychiatric condition. To be sure, obesity may co-occur with binge eating disorder, but the persisting notion that “thinner is better” may serve to propel chronic dieting into a binge-purge cycle, if not an attempt at self-starvation. Regardless, the nutritional status of the sufferer is affected whether under- or overeating. The purpose of this special issue of Nutrients is to assemble representative efforts on the topic of dysfunctional eating in youth, with studies on the correlates or causes of maladaptive eating attitudes of particular interest.
Prof. Dr. John Worobey
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- eating attitudes
- eating disturbances
- body image
- food restriction
- anorexia nervosa
- bulimia nervosa
- binge eating disorder
Nutrients 2012, 4(3), 167-180; doi:10.3390/nu4030167
Received: 23 November 2011; in revised form: 25 February 2012 / Accepted: 28 February 2012 / Published: 6 March 2012| Download PDF Full-text (233 KB) | Download XML Full-text
Article: Disordered Eating among Preadolescent Boys and Girls: The Relationship with Child and Maternal Variables
Nutrients 2012, 4(4), 273-285; doi:10.3390/nu4040273
Received: 2 February 2012; in revised form: 2 April 2012 / Accepted: 6 April 2012 / Published: 17 April 2012| Download PDF Full-text (198 KB) | Download XML Full-text
Nutrients 2012, 4(5), 413-424; doi:10.3390/nu4050413
Received: 2 February 2012; in revised form: 5 April 2012 / Accepted: 18 May 2012 / Published: 24 May 2012| Download PDF Full-text (181 KB) | Download XML Full-text
Nutrients 2012, 4(8), 967-989; doi:10.3390/nu4080967
Received: 12 June 2012; in revised form: 16 July 2012 / Accepted: 2 August 2012 / Published: 13 August 2012| Download PDF Full-text (889 KB) | Download XML Full-text
Article: Body-Related Social Comparison and Disordered Eating among Adolescent Females with an Eating Disorder, Depressive Disorder, and Healthy Controls
Nutrients 2012, 4(9), 1260-1272; doi:10.3390/nu4091260
Received: 12 June 2012; in revised form: 28 August 2012 / Accepted: 29 August 2012 / Published: 11 September 2012| Download PDF Full-text (385 KB) | Download XML Full-text
Last update: 7 November 2011