Disordered Eating Among Mothers of Polish Patients With Eating Disorders.

Disordered eating among mothers of Polish patients with eating disorders.

Filed under: Eating Disorders

Med Sci Monit. 2012 Dec 1; 18(12): CR758-764
Józefik B, Pilecki MW, Sa?apa K

Background: The aim of this study was to assess attitudes towards eating as measured by the Eating Attitude Test (EAT26) among mothers of girls diagnosed with various types of eating disorders, in comparison with mothers of depressive girls and their relationship with daughters’ results 14 years after the beginning of the Polish political and cultural transformation of 1989. Material/Methods: The data of 68 mothers and their daughters were used in statistical analysis (anorexia nervosa restrictive type: 18, anorexia nervosa binge/purge type: 12, bulimia: 14, depression: 24). The mean age in the group of mothers was 43.5 (SD 5.3), daughters: 16.7 (SD 1.4). Results: In the group of mothers, the results of EAT26 test were lower than results of the general population of Polish females or patients’ mothers obtained in a different cultural context. Results from girls with an eating disorder diagnosis considerably exceed the mean result of Polish population studies of teenagers. There were no statistically significant differences between the EAT26 results of mothers of girls with various types of eating disorders and mothers of depressive girls. Sociocultural variables such as education and place of residence of mothers also did not differentiate the studied groups and did not have a significant influence on attitudes towards weight and body shape presented by the studied mothers. Conclusions: The obtained results may suggest that in the studied population, the social background of mothers and disturbances of their own mothers’ attitudes towards weight and body shape were not an important and specific risk factor in the development of their daughters’ eating disorders.
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Influence of Eating Profile on the Outcome of Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy.

Filed under: Eating Disorders

Obes Surg. 2012 Nov 30;
Sioka E, Tzovaras G, Oikonomou K, Katsogridaki G, Zachari E, Papamargaritis D, Pinaka O, Zacharoulis D

BACKGROUND: The aim of this study was to assess the eating profile of patients after laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy (LSG) and its impact on weight loss. METHODS: One hundred ten patients who underwent LSG were interviewed using Suter questionnaire and revised Questionnaire on Eating and Weight Patterns in follow-up visits. Eating patterns were assessed preoperatively and postoperatively. Patients were divided into six groups according to the timing point of assessment. Group 1 (n?=?10) included patients <3 months, group 2 (n?=?11) 3-6 months, group 3 (n?=?11) 6-12 months, group 4 (n?=?39) 1-2 years, group 5 (n?=?23) 2-3 years, and group 6 (n?=?16) >3 years. The excess weight loss (EWL) was correlated with the results. RESULTS: The total score of the Suter questionnaire was 15.0?±?5.87, 20.3?±?7.07, 26.2?±?1.54, 23.8?±?4.25, 24.65?±?2.8, and 23.43?±?4.14 for the groups 1-6, respectively (p?HubMed – eating


The unique and additive associations of family functioning and parenting practices with disordered eating behaviors in diverse adolescents.

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J Behav Med. 2012 Nov 30;
Berge JM, Wall M, Larson N, Eisenberg ME, Loth KA, Neumark-Sztainer D

To examine the unique and additive associations of family functioning and parenting practices with adolescent disordered eating behaviors (i.e., dieting, unhealthy weight control behaviors, binge eating). Data from EAT (Eating and Activity in Teens) 2010, a population-based study assessing eating and activity among racially/ethnically and socio-economically diverse adolescents (n = 2,793; mean age = 14.4, SD = 2.0; age range = 11-19) was used. Logistic regression models were used to examine associations between adolescent dieting and disordered eating behaviors and family functioning and parenting variables, including interactions. All analyses controlled for demographics and body mass index. Higher family functioning, parent connection, and parental knowledge about child’s whereabouts (e.g. who child is with, what they are doing, where they are at) were significantly associated with lower odds of engaging in dieting and disordered eating behaviors in adolescents, while parent psychological control was associated with greater odds of engaging in dieting and disordered eating behaviors. Although the majority of interactions were non-significant, parental psychological control moderated the protective relationship between family functioning and disordered eating behaviors in adolescent girls. Clinicians and health care providers may want to discuss the importance of balancing specific parenting behaviors, such as increasing parent knowledge about child whereabouts while decreasing psychological control in order to enhance the protective relationship between family functioning and disordered eating behaviors in adolescents.
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Use of dietary supplements among Alexandria University employees, Egypt.

Filed under: Eating Disorders

J Egypt Public Health Assoc. 2012 Dec; 87(5-6): 90-5
Tayel DI, Ali SA, El-Sahn FA, Wahab MM

There is insufficient information on the usage of dietary supplements among Egyptians. The aim of this study was to identify the pattern of dietary supplement usage among employees of Alexandria University.A comparative cross-sectional study was carried out on 500 staff members, clerks, and workers of Alexandria University. The sample studied was equally allocated between seven institutions (three from medical sectors and four from nonmedical sectors), and was randomly selected from each institution after obtaining their verbal consent. Data on sociodemographic characteristics, medical history, lifestyle practices, dietary intake, and pattern of dietary supplement usage were collected from each participant.The use of dietary supplement was reported by 31.2% of the participants. These supplements were mainly multivitamins, iron, or calcium. Almost half of the users (52.6%) had used supplements regularly for years. The supplements were prescribed by doctors among 70.6% of the users for protection against diseases or to improve mental and physical well-being. The daily intake of the studied nutrients for both users and nonusers was found to be lesser than their requirements; also there was no statistically significant difference in the levels of nutrients studied, except in the adequacy of riboflavin, which was found to be higher among users than among nonusers (P=0.040). Female sex, higher educational and occupational levels, and the presence of chronic diseases were associated with the increased usage of dietary supplements.Dietary intake of the studied nutrients for both users and nonusers of supplements was found to be less than their daily requirements. Nutritional education programs highlighting the importance of eating a balanced diet or the usage of dietary supplements are recommended for university employees.
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A study on road traffic crashes and injuries in Qatar as reported by drivers.

Filed under: Eating Disorders

J Egypt Public Health Assoc. 2012 Dec; 87(5-6): 85-9
Bener A

To determine the contributing factors to road traffic crashes (RTCs) and road traffic injuries (RTIs) in the rapidly developing State of Qatar.This cross-sectional study was carried out at Primary Health Care Centers and included a sample of 1762 drivers selected randomly among patients registered for daily visits. A designed questionnaire covering sociodemographic information, driving history, type of vehicle driven, driver behavior, severity of motor vehicle injuries, and the cause of the RTC was used to collect data.Young drivers in the age group (25-34) years had the highest prevalence of RTIs (35%). A significantly higher proportion of men had RTI when compared with women, with an incidence ratio of 1.4 : 1 (P<0.001). A large proportion of the injured drivers were also involved in traffic violations within a year, especially violations such as exceeding speed limits (36.9%) and parking violations (18.1%). 27.9% of injured drivers were distracted by eating or drinking, whereas 25.4% were distracted by using their mobile phone. The main types of crashes among the drivers of Qatar were a result of overturn skid crashes (20.7%) and hitting fixed objects (15.1%). Those injured by both light vehicles and heavy vehicles reported the highest incidence of head injuries, with a combined percentage of 31.8% of all reported injuries.The study showed that human behavioral factors including use of cell phones, eating/drinking, and traffic violations represented one of the main causes of RTIs. Interventions targeting behavior modification of drivers in terms of adherence to traffic rules and regulations with strict implementation are required for better prevention and control of RTCs and RTIs. HubMed – eating



Demi Lovato Talks With Kimberly Zehnder – The Katie Show – September 24th 2012 – NO COPYRIGHT INFRINGEMENT INTENDED – ALL RIGHTS BELONG TO ABC – I HAVE UPLOADED THIS PURELY FOR ENTERTAINMENT PURPOSES ONLY! This is the 2nd part of the interview that Demi Lovato did on The Katie Show on September 24th 2012 Earlier on in the show, Demi sat down with Katie to talk about her own experiences with eating disorders but in this video, you can see Demi talking to a young girl (Kimberly Zehnder) about her issues. Demi answers some questions that Kimberly has & they also have an expert in on this part of the show. This was then followed by Demi doing a fantastic performance of her #1 hit single Give Your Heart A Break at the end of the show (both the performance & the full Demi interview are uploaded on my page if you’d like to check those out) *** PLEASE NOTE: I know it is slightly out of sync… I was watching it online, and unfortunately this is just how the stream was *** You can follow me on twitter: @LaraDuffJonas ENJOY! =D


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