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Eating Disorder Awareness in the Shadow of an Obesity Epidemic?

  • gmccar09
  • September 11, 2017
  • Health

Produced and reported by Georgia McCarthy

02/04/2016

Awareness of an Obesity epidemic in Australia is well known. The media often broadcast shows or news segments dedicated to showcasing diet tips and health risks associated with high fat/high sugar foods, while also giving airtime to weight loss organisations. However, how often does the media bring awareness to people suffering on the other end of the scale? Eating disorders are also a serious issue in Australia, but is a lack of media publicity of support services, related health risks and even Australian case studies impacting attempts to get diagnosed, receive help and recover?