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Table 1 Risk factors for Eating Disorders with good empirical support

From: Preventing eating disorders with an interactive gender-adapted intervention program in schools: Study protocol of a randomized controlled trial

Risk factors Study
Individual risk factors  
Female sex [2,11-13]
Adolescence and childhood [2,11-13]
Low self-esteem [11-13]
Perfectionism [14,15]
Negative emotionality [11-15]
Body dissatisfaction [15,16]
Psychosocial risk factors  
Internalization of Western beauty ideals [14,15,17]
Adverse life events (e.g. sexual abuse) [2,11-13]