Eating Disorders and Obesity

An Eating disorder is a condition in which a person takes excessive food intake which affects a person's physical or mental health. It occurs in both men and women, young and old, rich and poor, and from all cultural backgrounds. The most common eating disorders include Anorexia NervosaBulimia Nervosa, and Binge Eating Disorder. It can develop during in any stage in life but appears in teens and young adulthood. According to the survey conducted by the National Eating Disorder Association around the word 70 million people are prone to eating disorders. Since 1990's dietary problems have been progressively regular in Singapore.

Obesity  is a medical condition where the excess body fat accumulates in the body to an extent that it has a negative effect on health. It is defined by using body mass index (BMI) and is evaluated in terms of fat distribution and total cardiovascular risk factors. IF a person’s body weight is more than 20%  is consider as obese .Prevention of Obesity can be done by changes in diet, exercising and other medical treatments. Obesity is most commonly caused by a combination of excessive intake, lack of physical activity, and genetic susceptibility. A person is more likely to develop obesity if one or both parents are obese. Obesity can be prevented by changes in diet, exercising and other medical treatments

With this Conference  you will have everything you need to know to be at your best with eating disorders and obesity. Psychologists & psychotherapists, counsellors & addiction specialists, doctors, nurses, coaches and all other health professionals working with Eating Disorders.

  • Anorexia Nervosa
  • Adolescent eating and weight loss behavior
  • Abnormal and maladaptive eating
  • Binge Eating Disorder
  • Food Addiction
  • Types of Obesity
  • Epidemiology of Obesity

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