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Title

Exploring the Prevalence & Impact of Eating Disorders in Athletes: A Literature Review and Analysis

Presentation Type

Oral Presentation

Abstract


This honors thesis literature review explores eating disorders (ED), including topics such as risk factors and health impacts, in both clinical and subclinical cases. In addition to considering this topic in the general population, I also examine ED in athletes specifically. I explore the sports with the highest rates of eating disorders, and how being an athlete can elevate the risk for the development of an ED. Lastly, I explore prevention efforts, including those targeting athletic populations, and make recommendations for future intervention and research pursuits to enhance our understanding of eating disorders.

Start Date

12-4-2021 12:00 PM

End Date

12-4-2021 1:00 PM

Faculty Advisor

Elizabeth Lefler

Department

School of Applied Human Sciences

Student Type

Undergraduate Student

Comments

This entry was part of the following session of the event:

  • Session title: Gender Considerations & Eating Disorders; Monday, April 12, 2021; 12:00 to 1:00 p.m.; Moderator: Roberto Swazo.

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Exploring the Prevalence & Impact of Eating Disorders in Athletes: A Literature Review and Analysis


This honors thesis literature review explores eating disorders (ED), including topics such as risk factors and health impacts, in both clinical and subclinical cases. In addition to considering this topic in the general population, I also examine ED in athletes specifically. I explore the sports with the highest rates of eating disorders, and how being an athlete can elevate the risk for the development of an ED. Lastly, I explore prevention efforts, including those targeting athletic populations, and make recommendations for future intervention and research pursuits to enhance our understanding of eating disorders.