Prevention of eating disorders: challenges and opportunities

Int J Eat Disord. 2002 Apr;31(3):233-9. doi: 10.1002/eat.10014.


Objective and methods: On April 25, 2000, the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) convened a Roundtable on the Prevention of Eating Disorders to review the state of prevention science in eating disorders and formulate recommendations regarding future steps to be taken in this area of research.

Results and discussion: This report summarizes the roundtable discussion. The discussion focused on four major areas: the state of the art of risk factors research, translational research, prevention research in related fields, and cutting-edge efforts in eating disorder prevention.

Conclusions: The report concludes with specific recommendations.

Publication types

  • Congress

MeSH terms

  • Feeding and Eating Disorders / physiopathology
  • Feeding and Eating Disorders / prevention & control*
  • Feeding and Eating Disorders / psychology
  • Health Promotion / methods
  • Humans
  • Research
  • Risk Factors
  • United States