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Anorexia Nervosa Comes in All Sizes, Including Plus Size

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Adolescents and young adults with anorexia nervosa whose weight is in the healthy, overweight or obese ranges face…
Study suggests body dissatisfaction begins before adolescence, remains constant into adulthood

August 28, 2019

Up to 46% of adolescents in the United States report feeling dissatisfied with their bodies, which can lead…
Genetic study reveals metabolic origins of anorexia

July 17, 2019

A global study, led by researchers at King’s and University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, suggests that…
Genetic study shows that anorexia nervosa is more than a psychiatric disorder

July 17, 2019

A new large-scale genome-wide association study published in Nature Genetics, has identified eight genetic variants significantly associated with…
Unusual eating behaviors may be a new diagnostic indicator for autism

July 10, 2019

Atypical eating behaviors may be a sign a child should be screened for autism, according to a new study from Penn…
22% of Young Men, 5% of Young Women Engage in ‘Disordered Eating’ to Bulk Up

June 21, 2019

Adolescents who see themselves as puny and who exercise to gain weight may be at risk of so-called…
Donuts on Our Daughters

June 10, 2019

A U-M study examines whether images of food on kids’ clothes influence eating behavior. Frosted cupcakes, sprinkled donuts…
Daily self-weighing can prevent holiday weight gain

May 24, 2019

Researchers at the University of Georgia have shown that a simple intervention – daily self-weighing – can help people…
NIH study finds heavily processed foods cause overeating and weight gain

May 20, 2019

People eating ultra-processed foods ate more calories and gained more weight than when they ate a minimally processed…
What happens when your picky toddler becomes a teen?

May 14, 2019

However, the few children who were persistent picky eaters, those who were less able to change and adapt…
Adolescents With Celiac Disease Are at Higher Risk of Eating Disorders

February 12, 2019

Celiac disease (CD) is a chronic condition characterized by inflammation and atrophy of the small intestine. It affects…
Unhealthy weight-control practices can persist and intensify in adulthood

November 29, 2018

As many as one-third of adolescents and two-thirds of adults engage in dieting. Unhealthy forms of weight control…
High-speed atomic force microscopy reveals clock protein interactions

August 27, 2018

For the first time, researchers have seen how proteins involved in the daily biological clock interact with each…
Research Brief: Nearly all adolescents have eating, activity or weight-related issues

June 25, 2018

A new study from the University of Minnesota School of Public Health found that nearly all young people have struggles…
Stress eating can start in early childhood, may lead to extra weight later

March 14, 2018

The link between emotions and eating has been well established but new research from the University of Michigan…
New perceptual pathway identified that can lead to body size misperception and increase risk of eating and exercise disorders

February 5, 2018

A new study led by researchers at Macquarie University has identified a psychological pathway that can lead to…
Our brains can trick us into thinking we are thinner than we are

January 11, 2018

Researchers at The University of Western Australia have discovered that a psychological illusion could be making people think…
Tempting your taste buds: Food cues entice consumers to overeat

November 22, 2017

The mouth-watering aroma of juicy burgers and crispy fries, and the eye-catching menu signs with delicious food pictures…
Compassion key to treating eating disorders

August 29, 2017

Self-compassion is an important part of recovery for people with eating disorders, University of Queensland researchers have found.…
Prenatal stress programmes binge eating

June 13, 2017

Scientists at the Max Planck Institute of Psychiatry in Munich have shown that prenatal stress induced binge eating…
Religion does not promote anorexia nervosa – anyone surprised?

April 13, 2017

We as a society have to live by the rules. There are laws that we must follow, social…
Humans have three times more brown body fat

March 1, 2017

A study of 3,000 PET-Scans yields new data on the proportion of brown fat Compared to white fat,…
Deep brain stimulation for patients with chronic anorexia is safe

February 26, 2017

Small study in 16 people suggests technique is safe and might help improve mood, anxiety and wellbeing, while…
Fructose is generated in the human brain

February 23, 2017

Fructose, a form of sugar linked to obesity and diabetes, is converted in the human brain from glucose,…
Size matters when it comes to keeping blood sugar levels in check

February 16, 2017

Keeping blood sugar levels within a safe range is key to managing both type 1 and type 2…
Giving the messages from fat cells a positive spin to prevent diabetes

February 9, 2017

Losing weight through surgical approaches appears to reset chemical messages that fat cells send Losing weight appears to…
Stimulating the brain with electricity may reduce bulimia symptoms

January 27, 2017

Key symptoms of bulimia nervosa, including the urge to binge eat and restrict food intake, are reduced by…
Spotting eating disorder symptoms in nine year olds could save lives

January 2, 2017

Eating disorders are a huge problem in young generation. They are caused by a variety of factors and…
Inactivity in obese mice linked to a decreased motivation to move

December 29, 2016

Starting a regular program at the gym is a common New Year’s resolution, but it’s one that most…
Experimental therapy for Prader-Willi syndrome shows promise in mice

December 26, 2016

NIH-funded study describes strategy that activates silenced genes Drugs capable of activating silenced genes improve survival and growth…
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