Eating disorders and obesity: the challenge for our times

Phillipa Hay, Deborah Mitchison

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    Public health concerns largely have disregarded the important overlap between eating disorders and obesity. This Special Issue addresses this neglect and points to how progress can be made in preventing and treating both. Thirteen primary research papers, three reviews, and two commentaries comprise this Special Issue. Two commentaries set the scene, noting the need for an integrated approach to prevention and treatment. The empirical papers and reviews fall into four broad areas of research: first, an understanding of the neuroscience of eating behaviours and body weight; second, relationships between disordered eating and obesity risk; third, new and integrated approaches in treatment; and fourth, assessment. Collectively, the papers highlight progress in science, translational research, and future research directions.

    Original languageEnglish
    Article number1055
    Number of pages4
    Issue number5
    Publication statusPublished - 11 May 2019


    • binge eating disorder
    • bulimia nervosa
    • dieting
    • treatment
    • weight

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