Young Girls Eating Habits and Eating Disorders in Reno Nevada
For parents and loved ones that feel that their child may be suffering from an eating disorder here is one study that sheds some light on food consumption in young girls. To learn more about eating disorders and treatment in Reno Nevada, ABC Nutritional Services is the best in town.
According to an article at medicalnewstoday, “Young Girls and Food Consumption”
“The authors followed 800 girls’ eating behaviors between 1988 and 1999, starting when they were 9 years old, with the goal of determining if what they chose to eat gave them a greater risk of having an eating disorder when they were older.
The study analyzed the girls’ fat, protein, and carbohydrate consumption and compared it to the common symptoms of eating disorders; unusual ways of eating, poor attitudes toward their own bodies, and obsession over being “skinny.”
The researchers found that the outcomes were different according to how old the girls were. Girls around 11 years old had carbohydrate and fat consumption percentages which seemed to lead to unhappiness with their bodies around the time they turned 14.
On the other hand, girls around 15 years old who had high carbohydrate consumption percentages, but low amount of fat consumption percentages were found to have unusual ways of eating by the time they turned 19. The rearchers note that this was even more prevalent in girls who were more “perfectionists”.
Abbigail Tissot, PhD, associate director of the Division of Behavioral Medicine at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital and lead researcher commented.”
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