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Eating Disorders and Obesity: The Challenge for Our Times

Translational Health Research Institute (THRI), School of Medicine, Western Sydney University, Locked Bag 1797, Penrith, NSW 2751, Australia
Department of Psychology, Macquarie University, Sydney, NSW 2109, Australia
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Nutrients 2019, 11(5), 1055;
Received: 1 May 2019 / Accepted: 8 May 2019 / Published: 11 May 2019
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Eating Disorders and Obesity: The Challenge for Our Times)
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Public health concerns largely have disregarded the important overlap between eating disorders and obesity. This Special Issue addresses this neglect and points to how progress can be made in preventing and treating both. Thirteen primary research papers, three reviews, and two commentaries comprise this Special Issue. Two commentaries set the scene, noting the need for an integrated approach to prevention and treatment. The empirical papers and reviews fall into four broad areas of research: first, an understanding of the neuroscience of eating behaviours and body weight; second, relationships between disordered eating and obesity risk; third, new and integrated approaches in treatment; and fourth, assessment. Collectively, the papers highlight progress in science, translational research, and future research directions. View Full-Text
Keywords: bulimia nervosa; binge eating disorder; weight; dieting; treatment bulimia nervosa; binge eating disorder; weight; dieting; treatment
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