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Study Finds Link Between Vaping and Eating Disorders

November 18, 2021
The Daily Nebraskan
Casey Tallent provides thoughts on a new study suggesting a connection between vaping and eating disorders among college students.

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A new study shows a preliminary association between vaping and higher odds of an eating disorder diagnosis and increased risk for having an eating disorder.

The study, published in the scientific journal Eating Behaviors, focused on a sample of nearly 52,000 college students and their habits that was pulled from an annual Healthy Minds Study survey, according to Kyle Ganson, one author of the study and an associate professor at the University of Toronto.

“What we looked at was whether or not those two factors, lifetime history of eating disorder and also eating disorder risk, was associated with vaping,” Ganson said. “What we found is that if you did vape in the past 30 days in some capacity, you are more likely to screen positive for an eating disorder.”

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