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Public Health, Nutrition & Wellness
Background. Excessive exercise can become an addiction known as exercise dependence (ED). -- Findings. We used the Exercise Scale Test (EDS-21) and the Eating Attitudes Test (EAT-26) to assess the prevalence of ED and eating disorders. We discovered that out of 520 participants, 3.3% could be characterized as at-risk for ED, 51.5% as nondependent-symptomatic, and 45.2% as nondependent-asymptomatic. The prevalence of being at-risk for eating disorders was approximately 8%. -- Conclusions. It seems that the prevalence of ED and eating disorders at Andrews University is similar to the general population.
Meulemans, Shelli, "Exercise Dependence and Eating Disorders Among College Students" (2012). Honors Theses. 25.
Exercise dependence, Eating disorders.