Show: September 23, 2012:
- How prevalent are eating disorders among older women?
- What impact does fast food consumption have on the development of diabetes?
- What health risks are associated with tattoos?
- What has changed since the Womenís Health Initiative findings ten years ago?
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- How does a patientís motivation towards their health care facilitate health outcomes?
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How prevalent are eating disorders among older women?
Interview: Cynthia Bulik, Ph.D., director of the eating disorders program at the University of North Carolina.
While most people associate eating disorders with young women, a new demographic has emerged as a prime age for developing an eating disorder. In a recent study, 13 percent of women older than 50 were identified as having some kind of eating disorder. Cynthia Bulik, Ph.D., director of the eating disorders program at the University of North Carolina, discusses the ramifications of eating disorders for older women and the previously held assumption that older women have made peace with the state of their bodies.