Facing Eating Disorders in Midlife
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Uploaded and shared in Youtube by: URMCPR — Though typically thought to afflict teenage and young adult women, eating disorders like anorexia and bulimia can strike in midlife -- and what's more, they can affect men too. But because these older adults might not fit the stereotypical eating disorders patient profile -- and because symptoms like bone loss or missed periods might be attributed to normal aging processes, like menopause -- many may be flying under the radar of their friends, families, even their physicians. To learn more about how one's genes, environment, and life circumstances all come together to put older adults at risk, we spoke to URMC expert Dr. Mary Tantillo.