101807: Diet and Physical Activity in Women Recovered from Anorexia Nervosa A Pilot Study

Volume 44, Issue 4

About the Course:

After recovery, women with anorexia nervosa (AN) tend to maintain lower body mass indices (BMI) than women in the general population. Reasons for this are unknown as little is known about diet, food choices, physical activity levels (PAL), and reasons for exercise in women recovered from AN.

Journal/Publisher:

Wiley Interscience Journal, International Journal of Eating Disorders

Publication Date:

May 2011

Authors

Robert M. Hamer, PhD; Jocilyn E. Dellava, PhD; Akansha Kanodia; Mae Lynn Reyes-Rodríguez, PhD; Cynthia M. Bulik, PhD

About the Authors:

Department of Psychiatry and Department of Biostatistics, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, North Carolina

Department of Psychiatry, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, North Carolina and
Department of Psychiatry, Virginia Institute for Psychiatric and Behavioral Genetics, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, Virginia

Department of Psychiatry, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, North Carolina

Department of Psychiatry, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, North Carolina

Department of Psychiatry and Department of Nutrition, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, North Carolina

Recommended For:

This course is recommended for psychologists, counselors, and social workers who seek knowledge about diet and physical activity habits in women recovered from anorexia nervosa.

Course Objectives:

  1. Describe diet and activity habits of women with anorexia nervosa.

  2. List dietary and physical activity similarities and differences between women recovered from anorexia nervosa and women without a history of an eating disorder.

  3. Define the biological mechanism that might result in the observed lower BMIs in women recovered from anorexia nervosa.

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