Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Tip of the Day: Get up to speed on the costs and consequences of binge eating

You may not know it -- I didn't, until I did some digging -- but binge eating disorder is a huge (no pun intended) health issue in the United States. Research shows it's the most common eating problem - affecting 6 million people in the U.S. each year and costs $33 million a year in lost productivity, health care, and medical expenses.

To help educate employers and other health care stakeholders, and mark National Eating Disorder Awareness Week (Feb. 22-28), Health Media invites you to participate in a free web seminar on binge eating disorder, Wednesday, Feb. 25 at 2 p.m. EST.

This one-hour presentation will be hosted by Dr. Richard Bedrosian, Ph.D., director of Behavioral Health for HealthMedia, Inc. and Chevese Turner, CEO and founder of the Binge Eating Disorder Association.

Read more from EBN on binge eating and other costs and consequences of obesity in our February issue.

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