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[Eating attitudes and eating disorders among secondary school dancers: a high risk group?]

TÚRY Ferenc1, WILDMANN Márta1, LÁSZLÓ Zsuzsa1, JOÓ Mária Nóra1

FEBRUARY 28, 1994

Lege Artis Medicinae - 1994;4(02)

[The authors assessed the morbidity of eating disorders and the frequency of pathological eating attitudes in two secondary school populations in a two-stage study. The first sample consisted of two classes specialized in dancing (n=54), the second was a control group of two age-matched classes without specialization (n=61). In each group one girl met the criteria of bulimia nervosa, which was 2% of the whole population. No anorectic subject was identified while pathological eating attitudes were significantly higher among dancers characterized by an increased slimness ideal. On the basis of the study the risk of eating disorders is higher in this special population. However, this difference can be shown only in the frequency of subclinical, attitudinal disorders, not in that of clinically severe syndromes.]

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