Category Archives: Nutrition: Eating Disorders: Anorexia

Key Eating Disorders Legislation Passes the U.S. House of Representatives as Part of the Helping Families in Mental Health Crisis Act






Newswise — Reston, VA, July 8, 2016 – Potential improvement in mental health issues ranging from eating disorders to suicide has become more hopeful and more possible than it was just days ago. The U.S. House of Representatives has passed … Continue reading






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Description of an intensive nutrition therapy in hospitalized adolescents with anorexia nervosa






Eat Behav. 2016 Mar 4;21:172-178. doi: 10.1016/j.eatbeh.2016.03.014. [Epub ahead of print] Description of an intensive nutrition therapy in hospitalized adolescents with anorexia nervosa. Pettersson C1, Tubic B2, Svedlund A2, Magnusson P3, Ellegård L4, Swolin-Eide D2, Forslund HB4. Author information 1Anorexia-Bulimia … Continue reading






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Television exposure directly linked to a thin body ideal in women






For the first time experts have been able to eliminate external factors and specifically pinpoint television as having a direct link with female body ideals. It is known that the perception of a woman’s perfect body shape is influenced by … Continue reading






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Is it anorexia? Or autism?






Louise Harrington was starting to doubt that she had anorexia. She knew she was shockingly underweight, and she desperately wanted to gain at least 30 pounds. She had no desire to look like a model. She had no phobia of … Continue reading






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Young adults needlessly anxious about their ideal weight






According to a new study at the University of Helsinki, having a personal “ideal weight” does not aid weight loss. Most young women and nearly half of young men aged 24 would like to weigh less than they do. A … Continue reading






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Individuals with Eating Disorders Are at Increased Risk of Death






Newswise — Reston, VA, December 14, 2015. Results from a newly published study indicate that individuals with eating disorders are at increased risk of death compared to the general population. Investigators found that individuals with anorexia nervosa (AN) had a … Continue reading






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Confident Body, Confident Child, a Breakthrough Parent Training Program Shows Promise in Promoting Body Satisfaction and Healthy Eating






Newswise — January 8, 2016 – A new study has demonstrated positive results in reducing potential vulnerabilities for disordered eating and promoting body satisfaction, healthy eating and weight management among young children through a novel intervention for parents. Confident Body, … Continue reading






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People with anorexia nervosa have different brain activity






Our Anorexia Nervosa Newsletter October 12, 2015 New York, NY. When people with anorexia nervosa decide what to eat, they engage a part of the brain associated with habitual behavior. This finding by researchers at Columbia University Medical Center, New … Continue reading






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Faster Weight Gain Can Be Safe for Hospitalized Anorexia Patients






Newswise — A new study led by Johns Hopkins Medicine researchers of patients hospitalized with anorexia nervosa shows that a faster weight gain during inpatient treatment — well beyond what national standards recommend — is safe and effective. The work, … Continue reading






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9 Truths About Eating Disorders Released: Academy for Eating Disorders (AED)






Newswise — May 9, 2015- In the face of many myths, the Academy for Eating Disorders (AED) releases “Nine Truths About Eating Disorders” in order to clarify public understanding. Produced in collaboration with Dr. Cynthia Bulik, PhD, FAED, who serves as … Continue reading






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In anorexia clampdown, France bans super-skinny models






(Reuters) - France will ban excessively thin fashion models and expose modeling agents and the fashion houses that hire them to possible fines and even jail, under a new law passed on Friday. The move by France, with its fashion … Continue reading






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Hunger Versus Reward: How Do Anorexics Control Their Appetite?






Philadelphia, PA, March 23, 2015 - Many adults, regardless of their weight, resolve to avoid fatty foods and unhealthy desserts. But despite one’s best intentions, when the moment for decision comes, that chocolate lava cake is often too enticing and … Continue reading






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Anorexia and body dysmorphic disorder feature similar brain anomalies






People with anorexia nervosa and with body dysmorphic disorder have similar abnormalities in their brains that affect their ability to process visual information, a new UCLA study reveals. People with anorexia have such an intense fear of gaining weight that … Continue reading






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Delaying children’s school entry linked to poor academic performance






Delaying school entry for children could cause poorer academic performance, according to new research from the University of Warwick. Many parents are keen to hold their children back a year if they were born prematurely or in the summer months. … Continue reading






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The longer one suffers from active anorexia nervosa (AN), the more likely they are to show disorder-relevant alterations in DNA methylation






Montreal, February 7, 2015 - A study led by Howard Steiger, PhD, head of the Douglas Mental Health University Institute Eating Disorders Program (EDP), in Montreal, in collaboration with Linda Booij, a researcher with Sainte-Justine Hospital and an assistant professor … Continue reading






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How Karen Carpenter’s Death Changed the Way We Talk About Anorexia






Feb. 4, 1983: Musician Karen Carpenter dies at 32 from health complications related to anorexia After being called chubby as a teenager, Karen Carpenter began dieting. When she slimmed down from 145 to 120 lbs., her friends and family praised … Continue reading






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Eating disorders: primary docs diagnose but don’t refer?






Newswise — Existing research has shown that primary care doctors can play an important role in recognizing and diagnosing a patient with an eating disorder. However, new research suggests that while those physicians can be adept at identifying signs and … Continue reading






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The ‘memory’ of starvation is in your genes






During the winter of 1944, the Nazis blocked food supplies to the western Netherlands, creating a period of widespread famine and devastation. The impact of starvation on expectant mothers produced one of the first known epigenetic “experiments” — changes resulting … Continue reading






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School-based screening for eating disorders could improve detection and outcomes






BOSTON, July 18, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — A brief screening survey to identify teens at risk for an eating disorder could lead to earlier diagnosis and help find hard-to-detect cases, which could lower overall treatment costs and improve outcomes, Boston Children’s … Continue reading






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Anorexia could be treated with oxytocin: PLoS ONE






Anorexia: other recent articles Oxytocin: other recent articles Oxytocin, also known as the ‘love hormone’, could provide a new treatment for anorexia nervosa, according to new research by a team of British and Korean scientists. The study, published today, found … Continue reading






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Popular health blogs bad for those with eating disorders






Int J Eat Disord. 2014 Jan 13. doi: 10.1002/eat.22244. [Epub ahead of print] A content analysis of healthy living blogs: Evidence of content thematically consistent with dysfunctional eating attitudes and behaviors. Boepple L, Thompson JK. Author information Department of Psychology, … Continue reading






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Nutrition and nutritional issues for dancers






Med Probl Perform Art. 2013 Sep;28(3):119-23. Nutrition and nutritional issues for dancers. Sousa M, Carvalho P, Moreira P, Teixeira VH. Author information Faculty of Nutrition and Food Sciences, University of Porto, Rua Dr. Roberto Frias, 4200-465 Porto, Portugal. Tel +351 … Continue reading






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Anorexia treated effectively with psychotherapy: new study in the journal Lancet






A large-scale study has now shown that adult women with anorexia whose disorder is not too severe can be treated successfully on an out-patient basis. Even after conclusion of therapy, they continue to make significant weight gains. Two new psychotherapeutic … Continue reading






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Anorexia refeeding and nutritional rehab is hit or miss






A review of feeding methods used in the treatment of anorexia nervosa Susan Hart, Richard C Franklin, Janice Russell and Suzanne Abraham Journal of Eating Disorders 2013, 1:36 doi:10.1186/2050-2974-1-36 Published: 2 September 2013 Abstract (provisional) Background Clear evidence based guidelines … Continue reading






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Eating disorder risk may be determined, in part, by brain size, says new research






By Jackie Brinkman | University Communications, UC-Denver AURORA, Colo. (August 22, 2013) - New research indicates that teens with anorexia nervosa have bigger brains than teens that do not have the eating disorder. That is according to a study by … Continue reading






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