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May 27, 2017

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May 27, 2017

Apr. 24, 2017 — Gene variants could affect food preferences in healthy people, according to a new study. The findings could lead to new strategies that make it easier for people to stick to an optimal ... read more

Treatment Strategy for Anorexia

Feb. 20, 2017 — New research conducted in adolescent rodents provides insights on the mechanisms behind anorexia nervosa and points to a potential treatment ... read more

Research Reveals Help for Eating Disorder Patients

Jan. 6, 2017 — More people are dying from eating disorders than any other psychiatric disorder, and professor has discovered a way to help women by significantly reducing eating disorder symptoms in those who are ... read more

Identifying Children at Risk of Eating Disorders Is Key to Saving Lives

Jan. 5, 2017 — Spotting eating disorder symptoms in children as young as nine years old will allow medics to intervene early and save lives, experts ... read more

Given Time, Most Women With Anorexia or Bulimia Will Recover

Dec. 20, 2016 — Contrary to what is often believed, around two-thirds of women with anorexia nervosa or bulimia nervosa will eventually recover from their eating disorders, new research ... read more

Social Eating Leads to Overeating, Especially Among Men

Dec. 6, 2016 — Gorging at a holiday meal or friend's BBQ might have more to do with your ego than the quality of the food -- especially if you're a ... read more

Correlates of Overweight, Obesity Among Adolescents With Bipolar Disorder in the National Comorbidity Survey

Dec. 1, 2016 — Obesity among adolescents with bipolar disorder is linked to increased illness severity, outlines a new report. The researchers also found that although overweight is not more common among ... read more

Online Group Therapy May Be Effective Treatment for Bulimia Nervosa

Nov. 30, 2016 — Online group therapy can be just as effective as face-to-face treatment, although the pace of recovery may be slower, results from a new study ... read more

Brains of Those With Anorexia, Bulimia Can Override Urge to Eat

Nov. 8, 2016 — Scientists have discovered the neurological reasons why those with anorexia and bulimia nervosa are able to override the urge to ... read more

Genetic Risk Factor for Binge Eating Discovered

Oct. 26, 2016 — Researchers have identified a gene (CYFIP2) associated with binge eating. This finding represents one of the first examples of a genome-wide significant genetic factor to be identified for binge ... read more

Eating Disorder Gene Alters Feeding and Behavior in Female Mice

Oct. 13, 2016 — Giving mice a gene mutation linked to eating disorders in people causes feeding and behavior abnormalities similar to symptoms often seen in patients with eating disorders. Only female mice are ... read more

Perceived Obesity Causes Lower Body Satisfaction for Women Than Men, Study Shows

Oct. 11, 2016 — ‘Owning’ an obese body produces significantly lower body satisfaction for females than males, scientists have found. In the first study of its kind investigating healthy individuals and their ... read more

New Approach to Block Binge Eating

Oct. 6, 2016 — A new therapeutic target for the treatment of compulsive binge eating has been identified by researchers. They report the beneficial effects of the activation of a class of receptors, Trace ... read more

Alcoholism Worsens Insomnia, but There Is Hope

Oct. 6, 2016 — Individuals with alcohol dependence (AD) often have sleep-related disorders such as insomnia, circadian-rhythm sleep disorders, breathing-related sleep disorders, movement disorders, and parasomnias ... read more

Binge-Eating Disorder Linked to Other Health Conditions

Sep. 19, 2016 — Binge-eating disorder (BED) was linked with a broad range of other illnesses in a recent study, with the strongest associations related to the endocrine and circulatory systems. Individuals with BED ... read more

Heredity a Major Factor in ADHD, Binge Eating and Alcohol Dependence

Sep. 5, 2016 — It is mostly hereditary factors that lie behind adults with ADHD often developing alcohol dependence and binge eating, concludes new research. Since heredity plays such a large role, it is important ... read more

One Approach Can Prevent Teen Obesity, Eating Disorders, New Guidelines Say

Aug. 22, 2016 — A single approach can prevent both obesity and eating disorders in teenagers, according to new ... read more

Activating Dopamine Neurons Could Turn Off Binge-Like Eating Behavior

Aug. 8, 2016 — While binge eating affects about 10 percent of adults in the United States, the neurobiological basis of the disease is unclear. Researchers have found that certain neural circuits have the ability ... read more

Women Appear to Be More Accepting of Their Bodies/weight

Aug. 5, 2016 — Despite growing rates of obesity in the United States, and a culture apparently obsessed with selfies, women today appear to be more accepting of their bodies than in the past, at least in regard to ... read more

July 19, 2016 — Abnormalities in brain regions involved in forming insight may help explain why some people with anorexia nervosa have trouble recognizing their dangerous, dysfunctional eating ... read more

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