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Research Article, J Food Nutr Disor Vol: 4 Issue: 4

Eating Disorders, Exercise Dependence and Body Image Dissatisfaction in Female Age Group Ironman Triathletes

Ami R Stuart1*, Britta F Trepp2, Rosalyn Kuhle3, Brandon Slaugh3 and Maureen A Murtaugh4
1Department of Orthopaedics, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT, USA
2Department of Exercise and Sport Science, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT, USA
3Undergraduate Student, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT, USA
4Department of Epidemiology, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT, USA
Corresponding author : Ami R Stuart
University of Utah Department of Orthopaedics, 590 Wakara Way, SLC, UT, USA
Tel: 84108.(541) 908-1522
E-mail: [email protected]
Received: March 10, 2015 Accepted: June 15, 2015 Published: June 19, 2015
Citation: Stuart AR, Trepp BF, Kuhle R, Slaugh B, Murtaugh MA (2015) Eating Disorders, Exercise Dependence and Body Image Dissatisfaction in Female Age Group Ironman Triathletes. J Food Nutr Disor 4:4. doi:10.4172/2324-9323.1000176

Abstract

Eating Disorders, Exercise Dependence and Body Image Dissatisfaction in Female Age Group Ironman Triathletes

The purpose of this study was to investigate the prevalence of eating disorders, body image dissatisfaction and exercise dependency in female age group Ironman triathletes. A cross sectional examination was performed to determine whether the difference between preferred or aversive body type (somatotype), was associated with more prevalent eating disorder, body image dissatisfaction, and exercise addiction. Relationships between preferred/aversive somatotype and eating disorders, body image dissatisfaction and exercise dependency were explored. Data was collected from female age-group triathletes at the 2012 Ironman Arizona Triathlon. Body image dissatisfaction, eating disorders and exercise dependency were assessed via electronic capture questionnaires.

Keywords: Body dysmorphia; Body type; Women; Athlete

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