Risk factors for eating disorder symptoms at 12 years of age

Evans, E.H. (2017) Appetite. 108. pp. 12–20

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Highlights

  • Body esteem and eating disorder (ED) symptoms were correlated at 12 years.
  • Depressive and ED symptoms were correlated at 12 years in girls.
  • Higher dietary restraint at 7 years predicted ED symptoms at 12 years in boys.
  • Higher ED symptoms at 9 years predicted ED symptoms at 12 years.
  • Preventive efforts for ED symptoms should begin in preadolescence.

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