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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.


Magnetic Brain Stimulation Shows Promise Against Eating Disorders

November 12, 2013

By Alan MozesHealthDay Reporter
TUESDAY, Nov. 12 (HealthDay News) — New research suggests that some patients with anorexia or bulimia who receive targeted, noninvasive magnetic brain stimulation may experience relief from their binge eating and purging behaviors.
Doctors used a procedure called “repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation” on 20 patients with entrenched cases of anorexia or bulimia. […]


Bodybuilding Boys Often Try Drugs and Alcohol, Study Finds

November 4, 2013

By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter
MONDAY, Nov. 4 (HealthDay News) — Teenaged boys who pump iron and pop steroids in hopes of improving their appearance may be at risk for binge drinking and drug abuse, a new study suggests.
This kind of behavior is really a type of eating disorder, said lead researcher Alison Field, an associate professor […]


For Obese Kids, Weight Loss Can Sometimes Lead to Anorexia

September 9, 2013

Obese children and teens who lose weight are in danger of developing eating disorders — including anorexia and bulimia — and a new study highlights how this can happen.


Urging Your Partner to Diet May Backfire

August 8, 2013

By Kathleen DohenyHealthDay Reporter
THURSDAY, Aug. 8 (HealthDay News) — Urging a partner to diet may seem like a supportive thing to do, but a new study finds it can trigger unhealthy habits such as fasting and taking diet pills — measures that can then lead to severe eating disorders.
Both women and men tended to react […]



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