Eating Disorders and Obesity

The Challenge for Our Times

Edited by
May 2019
274 pages
  • ISBN978-3-03897-998-2 (Paperback)
  • ISBN978-3-03897-999-9 (PDF)

This book is a reprint of the Special Issue Eating Disorders and Obesity: The Challenge for Our Times that was published in

Medicine & Pharmacology
Public Health & Healthcare

Eating Disorders have traditionally been considered apart from public health concerns about increasing obesity. It is evident that these problems are, however, related in important ways. Comorbid obesity and eating disorder is increasing at a faster rate than either obesity or eating disorders alone and one in five people with obesity also presents with an Eating Disorder, commonly but not limited to Binge Eating Disorder. New disorders have emerged such as normal weight or Atypical Anorexia Nervosa. However research and practice too often occurs in parallel with a failure to understand the weight disorder spectrum and consequences of co-morbidity that then contributes to poorer outcomes for people living with a larger size and an Eating Disorder. Urgently needed are trials that will inform more effective assessment, treatment and care where body size and eating disorder symptoms are both key to the research question.

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