Biological Risk Factors for Onset of Binge Eating and Compensatory Behaviors

Teen Health Study

Investigators in this pilot study are examining biological factors that might increase the risk of problematic eating behaviors in teenage girls. Biological factors include height, weight, and the brain’s response to high-calorie foods.
Co Investigators

Eating disorders (EDs) affect 13% of women and can result in serious health problems. It is vital to develop more effective prevention programs because 80% of those with EDs do not receive treatment. This pilot study will advance knowledge of the causes that increase risk for onset of ED symptoms. Improved understanding of these factors may also inform the design of more effective prevention programs.


8/3/17 - 8/2/21


Internal ORI funding