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February 11, 2016

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February 11, 2016

Call to Regulate Starvation of 'Paris Thin' Models

Dec. 21, 2015 — Prohibiting runway models from participating in fashion shows or photo shoots if they are dangerously thin would go a long way toward preventing serious health problems among young women -- including ... read more

Bisexual and Questioning Women Have Higher Risk of Eating Disorders

Sep. 2, 2015 — Young women who are attracted to both sexes or who are unsure about who they are attracted to are more likely to develop an eating disorder than those attracted to only one sex, according to a new ... read more

When Dinner Table Defiance Could Lead to Health Problems

Aug. 6, 2015 — When most people think of eating disorders, they think of anorexia nervosa and bulimia nervosa. But there’s another condition that has nothing to do with concerns over weight, shape or body image, ... read more

Depression, Personality Disorders Drive Psych Patients to Euthanasia

July 27, 2015 — Depression and personality disorders are the most common diagnoses among Belgian psychiatric patients requesting help to die, on the grounds of unbearable suffering, finds new ... read more

Impulsivity Linked to Binge Eating

May 28, 2015 — Do you get impulsive when you're upset? If so, this could be putting you at risk for binge eating. The more impulsive you are, the more likely it is you'll binge eat when experiencing ... read more

Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity Linked to Eating Disorders

May 12, 2015 — Transgender and non-transgender lesbian, gay and bisexual students are at greater risk for eating disorders, finds a new study. The study used data from the American College Health ... read more

Female Children of Service Members More Vulnerable to Eating Disorders, Obesity Than Civilians

May 11, 2015 — Adolescent female military dependents may be at higher risk than civilians for eating disorders and associated problems, according to a study that gives insight into the additional vulnerabilities of ... read more

Children With ADHD at Risk for Binge Eating, Study Shows

Apr. 22, 2015 — Children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, or ADHD, are significantly more likely to have an eating disorder -- a loss of control eating syndrome (LOC-ES) -- akin to binge eating, a ... read more

Gene Loss Creates Eating Disorder-Related Behaviors in Mice

Apr. 9, 2015 — Building on their discovery of a gene linked to eating disorders in humans, a team of researchers has now shown that loss of the gene in mice leads to several behavioral abnormalities that resemble ... read more

Mechanisms That Link Compulsive Binge Eating With Hypertension Identified

Mar. 30, 2015 — An estimated eight million adults in the U.S. suffer from binge eating disorder. Now, researchers have shown that compulsive binging on foods that are high in fat and sugar can trigger specific ... read more

Hunger Versus Reward: How Do Anorexics Control Their Appetite?

Mar. 23, 2015 — Many adults, regardless of their weight, resolve to avoid fatty foods and unhealthy desserts. But despite one's best intentions, when the moment for decision comes, that chocolate lava cake is ... read more

Mar. 6, 2015 — People with anorexia nervosa and with body dysmorphic disorder have similar abnormalities in their brains that affect their ability to process visual information, a new study reveals. People with ... read more

Multitasking Hunger Neurons Also Control Compulsive Behaviors

Mar. 6, 2015 — In the absence of food, neurons that normally control appetite initiate complex, repetitive behaviors seen in obsessive-compulsive disorder, and anorexia nervosa, according to a new ... read more

Mar. 4, 2015 — Researchers have revealed how obesity is associated with altered opioid neurotransmission in the brain. New research reveals how obesity is associated with altered functioning of brain's opioid ... read more

Understanding Anorexia

Feb. 19, 2015 — An expert discusses triggers, treatments and the prevalence of anorexia, the deadliest eating disorder. Anorexia nervosa is associated with the highest mortality and suicide rates; compared to ... read more

Eating Disorders Linked With Financial Difficulties in Female Students

Feb. 16, 2015 — Experiencing financial difficulties at university may increase the risk of female students developing an eating disorder, according to new research. Conversely, the study also found that having ... read more

Anorexia Nervosa: New Research Underlines Importance of Getting Help Before Chronicity Sets in

Feb. 7, 2015 — A new study is the first to observe effects suggesting that the longer one suffers from active anorexia nervosa, the more likely they are to show disorder-relevant alterations in DNA ... read more

Feb. 4, 2015 — Researchers have identified a peptide and hormone that when administered to a specific area of the brain may reduce the desire for food. The study may one day lead to medications that treat obesity ... read more

FDA Approves New Drug for Binge Eating Disorder (BED)

Feb. 2, 2015 — The United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently approved lisdexamfetamine dimesylate, under the brand name Vyvanse, to treat moderate to severe binge eating disorder (BED) in adults, a ... read more

Jan. 29, 2015 — Compulsive overeating and sugar addiction are major threats to human health, but potential treatments face the risk of impairing normal feeding behaviors that are crucial for survival. A new study ... read more

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