La alimentación familiar. Influencia en el desarrollo y mantenimiento de los trastornos de la conducta alimentaria

  1. Leticia Álvarez Amor
  2. María José Aguaded Roldán
  3. Mercedes Ezquerra Cabrera
Trastornos de la conducta alimentaria

ISSN: 1699-7611

Year of publication: 2014

Issue: 19

Pages: 2051-2069

Type: Article

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Eating behavior is developed during the childhood, a period in which the family environment contributes to the eating style, the mother being who has primary responsibility to transmit these behaviors to their children, establishing preferences and dislikes for certain foods and creating some eating patterns that could trigger an eating disorder behavior during the adolescence. The aim of this study was to analyze whether the family diet influences the development and maintenance of disordered eating behaviors. In order to evaluate the effect of familial eating habits on those disorders, a review of different articles on the subject was made having observed several results, which show that the opinion of the family about healthy eating, body weight and physical appearance plays an important role in the development of disordered eating behaviors. In contrast, the fact to participate in the family meals decreased the use of purging, binge eating and unhealthy behaviors. Finally, it was concluded that the family and social environment will influence the development and maintenance of these disorders.