Eating disorders represent a continuum in the pathological feeding behaviour with anorexia and severe malnutrition
as one extreme and with psychogenic overeating and atypical forms of Eating disorders accompanied with obesity as
the second extreme. World-wide epidemical spread of obesity and consequences of obesity frequently results in
neglection of eating disorders problems and in apprehension of obesitologists that the Eating disorders prevention
could challenge their efforts in the prevention of obesity. Because the scientific approach can enrich both fields, possibilities
to improve cooperation between them in the fields of clinical and preventive care are studied. They are based
on the recognition of common risk factors and in the more effective and aimed prevention and therapy. Some new discoveries
in this field are discussed.
risk factors, possibilities of prevention and care, media and interdisciplinary cooperation.