Eating disorders: Metabolic complications and therapy

Kelly K. Hill, Daniell B. Hill, Lisa Gaetke, Marion P. McClain, Craig J. McClain

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Eating disorders are increasingly problematic in the United States. Magazines, television, movies, certain athletes, etc., all promote an unrealistic image of very thin people. Eating disorders, which primarily affect women, carry a high morbidity and the highest rate of mortality of any psychiatric illness. It has been estimated that more than 3% of young women have these disorders and probably twice that number have a clinically important variant.1 Males have these conditions as well, but in much smaller numbers. This chapter will focus on anorexia nervosa (AN) and bulimia nervosa (BN), as virtually all research on eating disorders (ED) has focused on one or both of these conditions. Other known ED conditions - not-otherwise-specified and binge-eating disorder - will not be reviewed because of the limited research in these areas.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationNutritional Concerns of Women, Second Edition
Number of pages29
ISBN (Electronic)9781439833377
StatePublished - Jan 1 2003

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© 2004 by CRC Press LLC.

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Medicine


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