- Household food insecurity during adolescence is a risk factor for future disordered eating and high weight status in young adulthood
PhD candidate and researcher Laura Hooper found that 21% of people who experienced food insecurity during adolescence started binge eating in young adulthood.
- Severe food insecurity linked with disordered eating behaviors in young people, including binge eating five years later
New research by postdoctoral fellow Vivienne Hazzard shows food insecurity has a lasting harmful effect on the people who experience it.
- Body dissatisfaction and disordered eating are prevalent among U.S. young people from diverse socioeconomic backgrounds
Researcher Nicole Larson says the findings reveal a need to increase the reach and relevance of efforts to prevent body dissatisfaction and disordered eating to ensure they benefit young people across groups.
- Research Brief: Weight teasing is a risk factor for disordered eating in young people across demographic groups
A study led by PhD student Laura Hooper provides evidence against persistent assumptions that weight teasing and disordered eating primarily affect affluent, white young people.
- Using diet pills and laxatives for weight control linked to future diagnosis of an eating disorder
The results of the study by incoming postdoctoral fellow Vivienne Hazzard and Professor Dianne Neumark-Sztainer suggest the use of these products is an early marker of an eating disorder or that they actually serve as risk factors for the illness.
- Study finds young adults practicing yoga are not immune to societal pressures for thinness and muscularity
The study led by Professor Dianne Neumark-Sztainer found that people who practice yoga were equally or more likely to practice extreme weight control behaviors, binge eating or use steroids and protein powders/shakes to enhance muscles.
- Nearly one in four young people experience food insecurity from adolescence to adulthood
The study was completed by researcher Nicole Larson prior to the economic disruption of the COVID-19 pandemic, which likely has increased the extent and severity of food insecurity in the U.S.
- Food insecurity raised risk for disordered eating in low-income adolescents
The study led by PhD student Laura Hooper surveyed a group of diverse, low socioeconomic status adolescents and found that 39% experienced household food insecurity and 43% reported disordered eating.
- Yoga practice common among young adults who have experienced trauma
Professor and yoga instructor Dianne Neumark-Sztainer found that 40% of young people report experiencing traumatic events, such as abuse or discrimination, and offers guidance for yoga students and teachers.
- Intuitive eating during teenage years linked to better mental health and eating behaviors in adulthood
Professor Dianne Neumark-Sztainer co-authored a study that showed adolescents who regulated how much they ate based on feelings of hunger and fullness were found to experience less depressive symptoms, low self-esteem, body dissatisfaction, and other related health issues in adulthood.
Hazzard, V. “Link Between Food Insecurity and Binge Eating.” Minnesota Family Physician. Winter 2022; pg. 8-9.
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