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The Eating Disorders Program at Boston Children's Hospital is actively involved in many research projects aimed at providing a better understanding of adolescent eating disorders and developing new treatments.
Current projects include research in:
Therapies for prevention of osteoporosis in girls with eating disorders
Eating patterns and weight control behaviors that lead to eating disorders and obesity
Nutritional patterns and eating disorder risk in school and community settings
Assessments of middle school environments that promote healthy nutrition, body image and physical activity
New therapies for eating disorders, including a clinical practice guideline
National Quality Improvement collaborative study to compare and improve care of adolescents with restrictive eating disorders across the country
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