Eating Disorders

Presumed Guilty: The Public’s Perception of Childhood Obesity

By Bailey Webber--They are mocked by their peers, scolded by their parents, lectured by doctors, and even judged by their government. Again and again, overweight kids are in the line of fire.

BED & Doctors: From Stigma to Support

By Chelsea Kronengold--For as long as I can remember, I have been told, rather shamed, by medical providers to lose weight.

Every time I went to the doctor, they would pull out the BMI chart, point to the obese category, and explain all the potential health consequences associated with my weight: type 2 diabetes, heart disease, sleep apnea and death. However, time after time, doctors failed to mention the potential psychological consequences or source of my weight: Binge Eating Disorder.

Fitness Media: Behind the Filters

By Greg Chavez--My name is Greg and I work in the nutritional field and have actively competed as a bodybuilder for the past seven years of my life.

Subclinical Eating Disorders: The Dangers of Dieting

By Joanna Kay--About 4% percent of people will be diagnosed with bulimia in their lifetime. For anorexia, the percentage can be as low as 1%.

Bryn Mawr's BMI Backlash

By Amanda Connerton--Every day, plenty of people decide that they should lose weight. They wish to embark on a behavior changing, transformational journey with one goal in mind: weight loss. But what happens when the suggestion or idea to lose weight isn’t entirely up to you?


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