Psychology & Psychiatry

Body dissatisfaction in youth not tied to socioeconomic status

(HealthDay)—High body dissatisfaction and disordered eating are prevalent in teens and young adults regardless of socioeconomic status (SES), according to a study published in the August issue of Eating Behaviors.

Overweight & Obesity

Odds for an eating disorder may vary by income

(HealthDay)—Young Americans from low-income homes are more likely than those whose families are better off to be unhappy with the way they look and to have an eating disorder, a new study finds.

Overweight & Obesity

Adolescents who skip breakfast may develop obesity

A paper published in Scientific Reports describes how researchers affiliated with the University of São Paulo's Medical School (FM-USP) in Brazil and colleagues at institutions in Europe evaluated behaviors leading to weight ...

Neuroscience

Perception of lower socioeconomic standing stimulates appetite

Recent research suggests that the psychological consequences of being in a disadvantaged position in society may stimulate appetite and increase eating regardless of one's ability to access healthier foods. These findings, ...

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