ERIC Number: EJ563378
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1998
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Relation Between Obligatory Exercise and Eating Disorders.
Brehm, Bonnie J.; Steffen, John J.
American Journal of Health Behavior, v22 n2 p108-19 Mar-Apr 1998
Examined the prevalence of eating-disordered cognitions and behaviors among adolescent obligatory exercisers (those for whom exercise is the central focus of their lives). Surveys of 250 male and female adolescents indicated that obligatory exercisers had more eating-disordered attitudes and traits than did nonobligatory exercisers, sharing several characteristics with people having anorexia nervosa and bulimia. (Author/SM)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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