Saturday, January 27, 2007

We have discussed eating disorders recently. Gisele Bundchen says families might contribute to the problem of anorexia. Some scientists say that she’s wrong. This article seems to suggest that Gisele could be right. Some eating disorders have to do with power struggles, according to lead researcher Dr. Linda Gilmore. "Parents should not turn mealtime into a struggle for control” she says, “because some evidence suggests that eating disorders such as anorexia stem from a desire to take control over one's own body. If children are forced to 'sit at the table until they' clean their plate, this turns into a struggle for who has power over the child's eating habits which could well set the scene for later eating problems." Anyone else care to weigh in on this now?

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