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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 […]

Focus on Health, Not Fat, in Food Talks With Kids

June 24, 2013

By Denise MannHealthDay Reporter
MONDAY, June 24 (HealthDay News) — There’s a right way and a wrong way to persuade your adolescent to eat healthy and help avoid obesity, a new study suggests.
Pointedly connecting food with fatness or talking about needed weight loss is the wrong way and could even encourage unhealthy eating habits, researchers report.
Instead, […]

Brain ‘Pacemaker’ May Help Ease Tough-to-Treat Anorexia

March 6, 2013

WEDNESDAY, March 6 (HealthDay News) — For people suffering from severe, tough-to-treat anorexia, having a biological “pacemaker” implanted in their brain may help ease the disorder, a small new study suggests.
The researchers noted that anorexia is the psychiatric disorder with the highest mortality rate and, although therapies exist, not everyone benefits in the long term. […]

5 Must-Know Facts About Eating Disorders

February 26, 2013

This week is National Eating Disorders Awareness Week, dedicated to raising awareness about anorexia, bulimia, binge-eating disorder, and other conditions that involve preoccupations with food and weight. Think you know what an eating disorder is all about? You may not.


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