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People With Anorexia Walk as If They are Larger Than They Actually are

by Kathy Jones on May 31, 2013 at 11:51 PM
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 People With Anorexia Walk as If They are Larger Than They Actually are

A new study conducted by Dutch researchers reveals that people who suffer from anorexia walk as if they are larger than they actually are.

Researchers at Utrecht University observed 39 women, 19 with anorexia and 20 without the condition, as they walked through doors of varying sizes while performing a distracting memorization task. The researchers found that while the women who did not suffer from anorexia started to walk sideways when the openings were 25 percent of their body sizes, those with anorexia did so when the doors were 40 percent of their body size.

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"This is why we believe that current therapeutic interventions should not only focus on changing how patients think about their body and how they look at it but also target the body in action. In other words, treatment should aim to improve the experience of body size as a whole", lead researcher Anouk Keizer said.

The study has been published in the journal PLOS ONE.



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