Dietary energy density and diet variety as risk factors for relapse in anorexia nervosa: A replication

Volume 45, Issue 1

About the Course:

We replicated our previous findings of an association between energy density and diet variety in recently weight-restored patients with Anorexia Nervosa (AN) and clinical outcome in the year following treatment.


Wiley Interscience Journal, International Journal of Eating Disorders

Publication Date:

January 2012


Janet Schebendach, PhD, RD; Laurel E. S. Mayer, MD; Michael J. Devlin, MD; Evelyn Attia, MD; B. Timothy Walsh, MD

Recommended For:

This course is recommended for registered dietitians, psychologists, and healthcare professionals who seek knowledge about the relationship of diet to clinical outcome in patients with anorexia nervosa.

Course Objectives:

  1. Describe methodological approaches to the calculation of the dietary energy density score (DEDS) and the diet variety score (DVS).

  2. Compare differences in diet and nutrient intake between the treatment outcome groups.

  3. Identify dietary predictors of the dietary energy density score (DEDS).

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