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Study Confirms Eating Disorders’ Deadly Toll

January 29, 2016

FRIDAY, Jan. 29, 2016 (HealthDay News) — New research assesses the often fatal outcomes for people with eating disorders, particularly anorexia.
The study found that people with anorexia nervosa were five times more likely to die early than those in the general population. Most of the deaths among people with anorexia, which involves a low body […]


Kids Find Help for Anorexia More Often Than ‘Pro-Ana’ Posts on YouTube

December 16, 2015

By Alan MozesHealthDay Reporter
WEDNESDAY, Dec. 16, 2015 (HealthDay News) — For years, people surfing YouTube may have accidently or intentionally encountered so-called “pro-ana” videos extolling the virtues of a deadly disease: anorexia.
But a new Norwegian study finds that people opposed to these pro-anorexia videos have mounted a response. Now, the vast majority of anorexia-themed videos […]


Childhood Bullies at Higher Risk for These Disorders

November 30, 2015

Bullies may be at increased risk for eating disorders, a new study suggests.


Here’s Why You Shouldn’t Weigh Yourself (Too Often)

November 9, 2015

Young women who weigh themselves frequently may be at risk for depression, a new study suggests.


Migraine Drug May Up Risk of Eating Disorders in Some Teens

April 9, 2015

By Kathleen DohenyHealthDay Reporter
THURSDAY, April 9, 2015 (HealthDay News) — A new report has linked a migraine medication to increased odds of eating disorders in some teens.
The drug in question is called topiramate (Topamax). It’s an established migraine drug for adults that was just approved for use in teens in 2014. Appetite reduction and […]


Brains of Those With Anorexia React Differently to Hunger Signals

March 26, 2015

THURSDAY, March 26, 2015 (HealthDay News) — People with anorexia nervosa have an abnormal brain response to hunger signals, a new study finds.
“When most people are hungry, they are motivated to eat,” study first author Christina Wierenga, an associate professor of psychiatry at the the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine, said in […]


For Men With Anorexia, the Focus Is on Muscle, Study Says

December 29, 2014

While female anorexia patients tend to place an excessive focus on food control, male patients tend to focus more on excessive exercise and muscle gain.


The Dangerous Eating Disorder Even Normal-Weight Teens Can Have

August 26, 2014

Teenagers do not need to be rail thin to be practicing the dangerous eating behaviors associated with anorexia, a new study suggests.


Men With Eating Disorders Often Ignore Symptoms Because It’s a ‘Female Problem’

April 9, 2014

The widely held belief that only women experience eating disorders delays men with these conditions from getting treatment, a new British study says.


Can the “Love Hormone” Help Treat Anorexia?

March 13, 2014

A small, preliminary study hints that oxytocin, a hormone connected to positive feelings, could help ease obsessions with food and obesity in people with anorexia.




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