Liana W. Rosen

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It has not been clear from earlier studies whether it is binge eating per se or the compensatory behaviors frequently associated with binge eating (i.e., self-induced vomiting and/or laxative abuse) that provide the most relevant marker for subclassifying anorexia nervosa. The current study addressed this question by comparing the clinical and psychological(More)
Research indicates that certain athletes, particularly those in sports that emphasize leanness to enhance performance or appearance (e.g., gymnastics, wrestling, figure skating, diving, and ballet), are at risk for eating disorders. Little is known about the risk for eating disorder symptoms in weight and strength training. It is concluded that, even when(More)
In brief: Athletes have gone to extraordinary lengths to reduce their body fat stores in an effort to improve performance. To identify athletes who need help, a questionnaire was administered to 182 female collegiate athletes. Results showed that 32% practiced at least one of the weight-control behaviors defined as pathogenic, which include self-induced(More)
In brief: To study the methods and extent to which iemale college gymnasts diet, data were collected from 42 gymnasts aged 17 to 22 years, who represented five teams in a major athletic conference. The survey showed that (1) all the participants were dieting; (2) 26 were using at least one form of pathogenic weight-control behavior; and (3) 21 of the 28(More)
In brief: To study the use of weight-modification techniques by young swimmers, data were collected from 487 girls and 468 boys, aged 9 to 18, at a competitive swimming camp. The survey revealed that (1) many young swimmers had misperceptions about their body weights, with girls particularly likely to misperceive themselves as overweight; (2) swimmers'(More)
The purpose of this study was to investigate the effects of exercise intensity on the body composition of obese subjects during severe caloric restriction. Forty obese subjects (33 women, 7 men; 41 +/- 7.7 years; 106 +/- 26kg; body fat > 25% men, > 30% women) on a commercially prepared OPTIFAST 420kcal/day supplemented fast were randomized into groups that(More)
OBJECTIVE THE PURPOSE OF THIS PAPER IS TO: 1) describe the seasonal affective disorder syndrome using a case illustration, 2) provide a simple and reliable method for identifying seasonal affective disorder, and 3) provide data as to the prevalence of the syndrome in a subset of collegiate hockey players. DESIGN AND SETTING Collegiate hockey players were(More)