Eating and Appetite Disorder News

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9/5/2013
When Football Team Loses, Fans Reach for Junk Food

But 'self-affirmation' can curb emotional eating, study suggests

9/2/2013
8/28/2013
Brain Size May Yield Clues to Anorexia

Areas that control sense of fullness, perception of body size are unusually large, study finds

8/21/2013
Genetic Risks for Eating Disorders, Alcoholism May Be Connected

Twin study found ties between alcohol dependence and binge eating or purging

8/8/2013
Urging Your Partner to Diet May Backfire

Response could be unhealthy, such as fasting, taking diet pills or binge eating, study finds

7/29/2013
Bipolar Disorder May Vary Depending on Weight, Eating Disorders

Binge eating tied to other mental health problems, obesity to physical symptoms in study patients

7/15/2013
Could a Gene Help Make You Obese?

Certain DNA might keep people hungry, study suggests

5/31/2013
Childhood Abuse Tied to Food Addiction in Women: Study

Tendency to overeat is nearly doubled for those victimized as kids

4/9/2013
Google Search Trends Suggest Mental Woes Vary by Seasons

Study in U.S. and Australia found more online inquiries in winter than summer

3/28/2013
'Bigorexics' Want to Boost Their Masculinity

But anorexic guys may identify with more feminine stereotypes, study suggests

3/11/2013
Full Pantry Plus Too Little Sleep Is Recipe for Weight Gain

More nighttime snacking seen in small study of young adults

2/4/2013
Girls' Peers, Not Media, May Exert Most Pressure to Be Thin

Study looked at unhappiness with body image, feelings of inferiority

1/7/2013
Strange Food Pairings May Signal Binge Eating: Study

Many with eating disorder prepare mixtures like cookies and mashed potatoes in secret

12/10/2012
Young Binge Eaters Prone to Illicit Drug Use: Study

Overeating occurred first in large review of 17,000 boys and girls

10/3/2012
Skinny Genes: Could Heredity Raise Your Vulnerability to 'Be-Thin' Pressure?

Study found female identical twins had similar levels of 'thin idealization'

9/20/2012
Can't Stop Eating M&Ms?

New study of rats' brains could hold a key to understanding overeating and obesity

7/16/2012
Large Breasts Can Take Mental, Physical Toll on Teens

Research shows some girls with the condition have physical pain, lower self-esteem

6/21/2012
Better Health Screening Urged for Female College Athletes

Young women in competitive sports at risk for problems with diet, menstruation, bone loss

6/21/2012
Eating Disorders Hitting Women Over 50, Study Finds

Researcher says new treatment strategies needed to target this older population

5/31/2012
Preteen Food Choices May Help Predict Eating Disorders Later

Researchers aim to identify best age to start preventive efforts

5/8/2012
U.S. Report Outlines Strategies to Prevent Obesity

Promoting daily physical activity, making healthful food readily available are key components

5/3/2012
Why You Overeat Even When You're Full

Small study explores how body reacts when aroused by tempting treats

4/25/2012
Life Transitions May Trigger Eating Disorders

People with anorexia, bulimia pinpoint break-ups, the death of loved ones as triggers

2/2/2012
If Your Dining Partner Overeats, So May You

In study, women mimicked eating behavior of new acquaintances, matching them bite for bite

1/16/2012
Many Head and Neck Cancer Survivors Face Eating Problems

Poor throat function, depression and pain are common, study finds

12/28/2011
Eating Disorders Can Last Well Beyond Teen Years

Experts are finding that adult stresses often trigger lingering problems

11/9/2011
Jaw Shrinks With Age, 40-Year Study Finds

Teeth crowding and changes in bite can result, researchers say

10/26/2011
Larger Food Portions May Be Seen as Status Symbols

People might eat more to feel like big shots, researchers find

10/12/2011
Certain After-Stroke Treatments May Boost Outcome

Management of fever, blood sugar and swallowing problems boosts survival, functioning, study finds

9/29/2011
Does Your Picky Eater Have a 'Feeding Disorder'?

It's normal for kids to resist new foods, but rejecting entire food groups may signal a problem

9/27/2011
Mixed Results Seen With 'Off-Label' Use of Antipsychotics

Non-FDA-approved use of drugs showed limited benefits and some harm in large review

8/5/2011
Health Tip: Eating Disorders May Affect Oral Health

How teeth and gums may be affected

8/4/2011
Eating Disorders Can Harm Women's Fertility

Anorexic and bulimic patients twice as likely as other women to seek help getting pregnant: study

7/5/2011
Eating Disorders Appear to Raise Risk of Death

Anorexia poses greatest threat, but bulimics are at risk too, study finds

6/24/2011
Extreme Dieting Often Lasts From Early Teens to Adulthood

Girls and young women are more likely to do it, but boys aren't immune, study finds

6/22/2011
Eating Disorders May Raise Risk of Depression in Pregnancy

Screening for mental health problems, abuse should be routine part of prenatal care, researchers say

6/13/2011
Sleep-Deprived People May Crave High-Calorie Foods

Findings add to evidence linking fatigue, weight gain, researchers say

6/1/2011
How Brain Sees the 'Big Picture' May Affect Self-Image

People with body dysmorphic disorder process visual information abnormally, study finds

5/2/2011
Family Meals Keep Kids Slimmer, Healthier, Study Finds

Eating together also reduces likelihood of eating disorders, researchers say

4/29/2011
Bringing Partner Into Anorexia Treatment May Aid Recovery

In novel program, involvement of husband or boyfriend helped women beat the disorder, researchers say

4/8/2011
Hormone Linked to Absence of Periods in Women With Low Body Fat

Lack of leptin contributes to condition, but a synthetic hormone may help, study suggests

3/25/2011
Brain Stimulation Might Help Stroke Patients With Swallowing Problems

Small, preliminary study found electrical therapy led to improved function in patients

3/7/2011
Eating Disorders More Prevalent Than Thought Among American Teens

Related social impairment, suicidal thoughts make this a major public health concern, researchers say

2/16/2011
Self-Drawings May Reveal Hidden Eating Disorders

Women with anorexia or bulimia tend to sketch their body features differently, researchers say

1/21/2011
Severe Mental Health Disorders Untreated in Many U.S. Teens

Shortage of mental health specialists for children likely to be a growing problem, experts warn

1/8/2011
Study Refutes Myth That Eating Disorders Affect Whites Only

Binge, purge behavior found in more Native American women than men, researchers say

12/24/2010
Surviving the Holiday Buffet

Expert tips on enjoying yourself without getting indigestion

11/29/2010
Rate of Eating Disorders in Kids Keeps Rising

Anorexia and bulimia showing up more often in boys, minorities, experts report

10/4/2010
Anorexic Teens May Gain From Whole-Family Treatment

Instead of blaming parents, these experts involve them in recovery process

9/27/2010
Better Screening Urged for Self-Injury in Teens

Not all kids who intentionally cut or burn themselves meet 'classic profile,' expert says