Healthline: Prof Paula Quatromoni Quoted on Athletes and Eating Disorders

(02/2018, Healthline) The Winter Olympics have shed light on some of the most positive and empowering aspects of being an athlete: passion, dedication, and perseverance. But they’ve also highlighted some of the darker issues athletes deal with — namely disordered eating.

Expert quote:

“Don’t underestimate the power of shame that results from the stigma surrounding mental health problems and the stereotype that eating disorders are “a woman’s disease” –  Associate Professor and Health Sciences Chair Paula A. Quatromoni, DSc, RD, who helped create GOALS, an eating disorder treatment program for competitive athletes at Walden Behavioral Care in Waltham, MA.

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Paula Quatromoni, chair of health sciences, helped form the BU Sports Medicine Wellness Team.
Paula Quatromoni, chair of health sciences, helped form the BU Sports Medicine Wellness Team.