An integrated approach to eating disorders and obesity prevention: What has the research taught us?

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The broad spectrum of weight-related problems, including obesity, eating disorders, and disordered eating, is of great public health concern for adolescents, given the high prevalence and potentially harmful consequences of these problems. Traditionally the fields of obesity and eating disorders have been separate, but there has been a shift toward integration given conceptual support, empirical findings regarding shared risk factors, and practicalities related to limited time and resources. This article summarizes key research findings providing justification for an integrated approach to the prevention of obesity, eating disorders, and disordered eating behaviors. In addition, opportunities for integration within various settings are described.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)228-244
Number of pages17
JournalAdolescent medicine: state of the art reviews
Volume29
Issue number2
StatePublished - Sep 1 2018

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