First-year female students at risk for binge eating

April 21, 2008

A new study from the University of Alberta finds that first-year female students living away from home are three times more likely to display symptoms of binge eating than students who live at home. Other factors indicating binge eating include negative body image and poor social adjustment to the campus community, while academic adjustment did not appear to be a risk factor. The study's author says on-campus resources and maintenance of exisiting social networks can curb the risk of binge eating.

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