Experts are concerned about a dramatic rise in eating disorders among teenagers over the past year. Possible explanations for the increase include teens’ loss of familiar routines and regular connections with friends, anxiety about the COVID-19 pandemic, boredom,…
Hannah Cory wants to fix the broken systems that perpetuate weight stigma and allow kids to grow up feeling as if something is wrong with their bodies.
Bryn Austin, professor in the Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, was a guest on The Body Protest podcast.
As the COVID-19 pandemic eases, some people will return to pre-pandemic normalcy relatively quickly, but others may struggle, according to experts.
Putting disordered eating at the center of public health discourse; Investing in the intersection of public health and business
The COVID-19 pandemic has cut off sources of care and support for people with eating disorders and, as a result, many are experiencing worsening symptoms.
Eating disorders cost the U.S. economy $64.7 billion each year through health care, lost productivity, and other costs.
Eating disorders affect everyone, regardless of race or gender. A February 16, 2020, NECN’s This is New England broadcast featured a panel discussion that included S. Bryn Austin and focused on how eating disorder symptoms affect girls and…
Pills and powders claiming to boost weight loss, energy, or sexual performance—available to customers of all ages on drugstore shelves—face little government oversight of their safety and efficacy.
In India, societal norms can lead young people to turn to unregulated, potentially harmful weight-loss and complexion-lightening products.