Where We Live: The New "Normal" In Eating Disorders
new study proves eating disorders cross racial and cultural lines
Here’s the misperception: Eating disorders affect white, middle and upper class women. A new study says, “not true.”
The study, published in the International Journal of Eating Disorders, finds that Native American women are just as likely to suffer from binging and purging as white women.
Ruth Striegel-Moore, is a professor of psychology at Wesleyan University, and is a pioneering researcher in the field of eating disorders. She’s done a number of studies over the years showing that these problems cross racial and cultural lines. Women and men and people of all ages and races struggle with body image.
Today we’ll learn why the stereotypical affluent white adolescent female is no longer the face of eating disorders in the United States.
Are eating disorders, so long undiagnosed and unacknowledged in minority groups a silent epidemic?
This show was originally aired on July 11, 2011.