Published in Medical Letter on the CDC and FDA, September 1st, 2002
The research also reveals risk factors that can be used to identify girls engaged in weight-dependent sports, like gymnastics and ballet, who are particularly vulnerable to eating behaviors considered "disordered." These risk factors include depression, a history of sexual abuse, or abuse of cigarettes, alcohol or marijuana.
The investigators placed a girl in the "disordered eating behavior" category if she reported attempting to lose weight or...
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