Study finds link between financial stress and eating disorder signs in young women

February 17, 2015 4:49 PM

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Study finds link between financial stress and eating disorder signs in young women

College-age women with financial stress are more likely to develop an eating disorder, but the same trend doesn’t hold true for men with money problems, suggests a study published Monday in the International Journal of Eating Disorders.

Researchers at the University of Southampton in the United Kingdom surveyed over 400 undergraduate students about their finances, as well as their feelings toward food and eating. To assess finances, study authors asked participants about their families’ affluence and their personal financial diffic...

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