Scientific background

  • Nathalie Tatjana Burkert
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Abstract

Eating disorders (EDs) are among the most widely spread and severe diseases in the Western countries and mainly affect young women (Bergmann et al., 2003; Eberly, 2005; Makowski et al., 2014). EDs and especially anorexia nervosa (AN) are frequently debilitating, with the highest mortality rate of all mental disorders (Bulik et al., 2006; Frank et al., 2008). The disorders are of unknown aetiology and begin in puberty in young women (Barbarich et al., 2003).

Keywords

Obesity Sucrose Anisotropy Depression Dopamine 

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© Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden 2016

Authors and Affiliations

  • Nathalie Tatjana Burkert
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  1. 1.GrazAustria

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