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Compulsive exercise and eating disorders

Authors

  • Caroline Meyer,

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    1. Loughborough University Centre for Research into Eating Disorders, Loughborough University, Leicestershire LE11 3TU, UK
    • Loughborough University Centre for Research into Eating Disorders, Loughborough University, Leicestershire LE11 3TU, UK.
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  • Lorin Taranis,

    1. Loughborough University Centre for Research into Eating Disorders, Loughborough University, Leicestershire LE11 3TU, UK
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  • Huw Goodwin,

    1. Loughborough University Centre for Research into Eating Disorders, Loughborough University, Leicestershire LE11 3TU, UK
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  • Emma Haycraft

    1. Loughborough University Centre for Research into Eating Disorders, Loughborough University, Leicestershire LE11 3TU, UK
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Abstract

The aim of this review was to develop an empirically supported cognitive behavioural model of compulsive exercise within the context of the eating disorders. A systematic review of the correlates and predictors of compulsive exercise among eating disordered patients identified four key correlates. These were subsequently validated by a second review, incorporating both the clinical and non-clinical as well as the exercise science literatures. A proposed model is presented which is both evidence-based and testable. Copyright © 2011 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd and Eating Disorders Association.

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