Food Science – EDSA
The research participants were “healthy” soldiers, who had not previously presented with any of these type of problems! This points even more to the direct influence that starvation could have on anybody – whatever their level of health was before extreme dieting or restriction/starvation.
Avoidant/Restrictive Food Intake Disorder (ARFID) – EDSA
Significant weight loss (or failure to achieve expected weight gain, or faltering growth in children). Excessive dependence on nutritional supplements or enteral feeding (i.e. intestinal feeding) . Marked interference with psycho-social functioning. B The problem is not better explained by a lack of available food, or by certain sanctioned cultural practices (e.g. fasting).