Tag Archives: Obesity

How are Binge Eating Disorder & Obesity Related?

Woman looking up Binge eating disorder (BED) and obesity have common characteristics, but are not necessarily related. BED is an eating disorder that typically starts in late childhood/early adolescence and is a mental health disorder. Obesity, on the other hand, is a physical issue that all ages and populations can struggle with. Even though these issues can overlap, [...]
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The Connection between Obesity and Binge Eating in Pediatrics

Pediatric patient Contributor: Libby Lyons, MSW, LCSW, CEDS, writer for Eating Disorder Hope. Childhood obesity can be related to various factors, social, family, sedentary lifestyle, increased food intake and genetics. Obesity in children is defined as being at a weight that is at or above 95% BMI for age. The American Academy of Pediatrics defines that childhood [...]
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