The Harvard Gazette: A gateway to eating disorders

November 25, 2019

The Harvard Gazette reports on a new study from Boston Children’s S. Bryn Austin, ScD, that finds young women who use diet pills and laxatives for weight control have a higher risk of being diagnosed with an eating disorder than their peers who do not. Austin says the findings parallel what we’ve known to be true with tobacco and alcohol: Starting harmful substances can set young people on a path to worsening problems, including serious substance-abuse disorder. Read more from The Harvard Gazette.