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Diet and physical activity in women recovered from anorexia nervosa: A pilot study.
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PMID:  21058346     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
OBJECTIVE:: After recovery, women with anorexia nervosa (AN) tend to maintain lower body mass indices (BMI) than women in the general population. Reasons for this are unknown as little is known about diet, food choices, physical activity levels (PAL), and reasons for exercise in women recovered from AN. METHOD:: Diet, reasons for food choice, PAL, and reasons for exercise were measured in an exploratory study of 15 women recovered from AN and 22 women with no eating disorder history. RESULTS:: In these hypotheses generating analyses, mean BMI in recovered women was numerically lower than control women [21.4 kg/m(2) (2.0) and 23.6 kg/m(2) (4.4); respectively (p < .06)]. Recovered women were more likely to base food choice on health benefits (p < .04) compared with control women. DISCUSSION:: Pathological behaviors that are pathognomonic of AN may resolve into healthy food and activity choices that help maintain BMIs lower in the healthy range in recovered individuals. © 2010 by Wiley Periodicals, Inc. (Int J Eat Disord 2010).
Jocilyn E Dellava; Robert M Hamer; Akansha Kanodia; Mae Lynn Reyes-Rodríguez; Cynthia M Bulik
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2010-11-5
Journal Detail:
Title:  The International journal of eating disorders     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1098-108X     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2010 Nov 
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Created Date:  2010-11-8     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  8111226     Medline TA:  Int J Eat Disord     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
Department of Psychiatry, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, North Carolina.
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