Physical fitness, overweight and the risk of eating disorders in adolescents.
Veses AM, Martinez-Gomez D, Gomez-Martnez S et al
Eating disorders are among the public health issues facing adolescents.
An excess of body fat has been associated with an increased risk of these disorders.
The association of physical fitness with eating disorders has not yet been analysed in adolescents.
This study confirms that the overweight and obesity increase the risk of developing eating disorders.
The present study shows that there is an inverse association between physical fitness levels and the risk of eating disorders.
This study suggests that physical fitness might attenuate the influence of overweight on the development of eating disorders in adolescents.
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