New study examines eating disorders at Notre Dame

by Julie Hail Flory

Eating disorders among students at the University of Notre Dame occur at a rate similar to that of the U.S. population, according to a study conducted in spring 2000 by researchers at Notre Dame and Saint Joseph Regional Medical Center in South Bend. The study sought to determine how many undergraduates exhibited symptoms of eating problems or diagnosable eating disorders, and how many others were affected by those behaviors. Results were compared with a similar study conducted in 1988.

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