Dietary Therapy in Children May Increase Risk of Eating Disorders, Study Suggests

Dietary Therapy in Children May Increase Risk of Eating Disorders, Study Suggests
Researchers have found that dietary therapy in children with chronic illnesses, such as inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), may increase their risk for unusual eating habits or eating disorders. The review study, “Are children with chronic illnesses requiring dietary therapy at risk for disordered eating or eating disorders? A systematic review," was published in the journal International Journal of Eating Disorders. Children with chronic illnesses may require a dietary regimen as part of their therapy, making disease-specific changes in diet to improve their health. The recommended dietary guidelines go beyond the normal indications for healthy people, addressing the issues of the chronic condition. For instance, particular dietary recommendations are suggested by the Crohn's & Colitis Foundation to reduce and control IBD symptoms.
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