Remuda Identifies Popular Eating Disorder Myths

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Eating Disorder

Remuda Programs for Eating Disorders reports that many myths surround eating disorders. In recent years,
numerous Web sites and chat rooms have sprung up on the Internet and in this environment, myths are sometimes offered as fact.


"Myths about eating disorders can sometimes perpetuate the spread of the disease because the misinformation is believed to be true by many people," said Juliet Zuercher, registered dietitian and director of nutrition services at Remuda Programs for Eating Disorders. "For example, the belief that anorexia is easy to see results in overlooking the illness in those who hide their emaciated body in baggy clothes."

Popular myths about eating disorders include: