Research + News | Topic: Eating Disorders
Jul 26, 2021
‘Anorexia Coach’: Sexual Predators Online Are Targeting Teens Wanting To Lose Weight. Platforms Are Looking The Other Way
There’s no shortage of people online looking to exploit and manipulate the vulnerable among us. One such group is anorexia coaches, or “anacoaches”. Read the article here.
Jun 8, 2021
Smartphone Use Associated With Unhealthy Eating And Overweight In Teens
Teens who used a smartphone for more than 2 hours per day were significantly more likely to eat more junk food and fewer fruits and vegetables than those spending less time on their phone. Read the article here.
Mar 24, 2021
TikTok Is “Like A Trap,’ Health Experts Say As Eating Disorders Among Teens Rise
Numerous studies have documented the negative effects of social media on people with eating disorders, but there are some aspects specific to TikTok that are concerning. Read the article here.
Mar 4, 2021
Study Shows Connection Between Social Media Use And Binge Eating In Pre-Teens
Learning to control your social media and TV habits early can help kids make healthier decisions as they get older. Read the article here.
Jul 27, 2020
‘It’s Not Worth It’: Young Women On How TikTok Has Warped Their Body Image
Seven women in their teens and 20s told NBC News that the content they viewed on TikTok had pushed them to fixate more on their diets and exercise regimens to a dangerous extent. Read the article here
Jan 22, 2020
Teenagers Glued To Screens Skipping Meals, Sleep And Homework
Teenagers are skipping meals, sleep and doing their homework to spend more time online, according to a new report which asked young people themselves how their time on the internet affected their lives. Read the article here.
Dec 9, 2019
More Teen Time On Social Media, More Eating Disorders?
The more often young teens turn to social media, the more prone they are to eating disorders, new research suggests. Read the article here.