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Table 4 Eating Disorder and Disordered Eating Behavior Risk Factors in Female Bisexual Adults and Adolescents

From: Eating disorders and disordered eating behaviors in the LGBT population: a review of the literature

Risk Factors Eating Disorders Disordered Eating Behaviors
Adults Adults Adolescents
Sexual Orientation Gay community involvement
Antibisexual discrimination
Internalized biphobia
Sexual objectification experiences
Concealment of sexual orientation
Sexual objectification experiences
Internalized binegativity
Internalized biphobia Heterosexist experiences
Earlier age of achievement of sexual minority development milestones
Relationship Dynamic Relationship dissatisfaction Self-consciousness during physical intimacy
Pressure from female partners
Pressure from male partners
Pressure from family
Pressure from LGB friends
Peer appearance pressure
Body Image Maladaptive social comparison
Objectified body consciousness
Self-consciousness during physical intimacy
Internalization of sociocultural standards of attractiveness
Body surveillance Body dissatisfaction
Higher BMI
Actual to ideal weight discrepancy
Internalized sociocultural standards of beauty/attractiveness
Media pressure to be thin
Thin ideal internalization
Higher perceived weight status
Body surveillanceBody dissatisfaction
Higher BMI
Body dissatisfaction
Higher BMI
Intrapsychic Functioning Low self-esteem Low self-esteem
Coping via internalization
Demographic Latina/Hispanic or black ethnicity Caucasian ethnicity
Older age
Mental Health Depression Depression
Eating as negative affect regulation
Alcohol abuse
Gender Attitude Gender role orientation