Stressful Life Events and Disordered Eating Behaviors: Findings from Project EAT

Katie Loth, Patricia van den Berg, Marla E. Eisenberg, Dianne Neumark-Sztainer

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Associations between stressful life events and disordered eating behaviors were examined in 1708 older adolescents. Stressful life events were positively associated with extreme weight control behaviors and binge eating in both male and female respondents, emphasizing the importance of screening for disordered eating behaviors among adolescents who report experiencing stressful life events.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)514-516
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Adolescent Health
Issue number5
StatePublished - Nov 2008
Externally publishedYes



  • Adolescent
  • Binge eating
  • Coping
  • Eating behaviors
  • Eating disorder
  • Life events
  • Negative affect
  • Stress
  • Weight control

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Psychiatry and Mental health
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

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