Category Archives: Nutrition: Eating Disorders: Bulimia

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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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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Teens with Bulimia Recover Faster When Parents are Included in Treatment






Newswise — Involving parents in the treatment of adolescents with bulimia nervosa is more effective than treating the patient individually, according to a study led by Daniel Le Grange, PhD, Benioff UCSF Professor in children’s health in the departments of … 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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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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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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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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Classification of bulimic-type eating disorders: from DSM-IV to DSM-5






Jonathan M Mond Correspondence: Jonathan M Mond Jonathan.Mond@anu.edu.au Journal of Eating Disorders 2013, 1:33 doi:10.1186/2050-2974-1-33 Published: 20 August 2013 Abstract (provisional) Proposed changes to the classification of bulimic-type eating disorders in the lead up to the publication of DSM-5 are … Continue reading






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Bulimia top predictor is depression






Eur Eat Disord Rev. 2013 Mar;21(2):121-9. doi: 10.1002/erv.2182. Epub 2012 Jun 20. Depression and drive for thinness are associated with persistent bulimia nervosa in the community. Keski-Rahkonen A, Raevuori A, Bulik CM, Hoek HW, Sihvola E, Kaprio J, Rissanen A. … Continue reading






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Could binge eating be curbed by deep brain stimulation?






Newswise — PHILADELPHIA - Deep brain stimulation (DBS) in a precise region of the brain appears to reduce caloric intake and prompt weight loss in obese animal models, according to a new study led by researchers at the University of … Continue reading






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New bulimia treatment






Newswise — An eating disorders research team led by Stephen Wonderlich, a Director of Clinical Research at the Neuropsychiatric Research Institute (NRI), has developed a successful bulimia nervosa therapy that can provide patients an alternative for treating this debilitating disorder. … Continue reading






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Nutrition professionals need to do more to educate young women about healthy body weight: study






Int J Womens Health. 2012;4:405-11. Epub 2012 Aug 13. Prevalence and correlates of dieting in college women: a cross sectional study. Fayet F, Petocz P, Samman S. Source Discipline of Nutrition and Metabolism, School of Molecular Bioscience, University of Sydney, … Continue reading






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Girls with eating disorders regain healthy fatty acid levels when their weight normalizes






A study of teenage girls with eating disorders has shown that reduced essential fatty acid levels returned to normal once the girls increased their weight to a healthy level. The research, published in the August issue of Acta Paediatrica, suggests … Continue reading






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Eating behaviors may be brain-wired, like addictions






Why does one person become anorexic and another obese? A study recently published by a University of Colorado School of Medicine researcher shows that reward circuits in the brain are sensitized in anorexic women and desensitized in obese women. The … Continue reading






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Improving body satisfaction can help prevent eating disorders and obesity






More posts on self-esteem BOSTON, May 8, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — In a study that examined the relationship between body dissatisfaction, body mass index (BMI) and binge eating in overweight and obese adolescent girls, Kendrin R. Sonneville, ScD, RD, researcher at … Continue reading






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Binge eaters more likely to take drugs, says new study






Binge eaters may be more likely to take drugs because such consumption could lead to addiction-like behaviours. This is the suggestion of new research from Penn State College of Medicine, which found eating lots in a short space of time … Continue reading






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Eating disorder sufferers often turn to drugs, alcohol, require substance abuse treatment






EDMONDS, WA-(Marketwire - Apr 13, 2012) - Almost half of people who struggle with an eating disorder also abuse drugs or alcohol. Anyone battling both an eating disorder and an addiction should seek out a health care provider who is … Continue reading






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The Real Skinny on Eating Disorders: An Open Letter to Dr. Oz






LOS ANGELES, March 19, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — Along with countless professionals and families dealing with the physical, emotional and financial consequences of eating disorders, I am deeply disturbed by the way your recent program, “Dying to Be Thin: Meet the … Continue reading






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Do bulimic women have both an eating disorder and a weight disorder?






Researchers at Drexel University have found that a majority of women with bulimia nervosa reach their highest-ever body weight after developing their eating disorder, despite the fact that the development of the illness is characterized by significant weight loss. Their … Continue reading






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Medical community still trying to figure out how to classify kids with eating disorders






An exact determination of expected body weight for adolescents based on age, height and gender is critical for diagnosis and management of eating disorders such as anorexia nervosa and bulimia. However, there are no clear guidelines regarding the appropriate method … Continue reading






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Detecting eating disorders in college students home for the holidays






DENVER, CO-(Marketwire - Dec 14, 2011) - As college freshmen across the U.S. return home for the holidays, thousands of parents will — for the first time — discover eating disorders that developed during their child’s first semester. Because the … Continue reading






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Eating disorders, anorexia, bulimia linked to fertility problems, unplanned pregnancies: BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology






Eating disorders such as anorexia and bulimia are associated with fertility problems and negative attitudes to pregnancy, according to a UK study. The research also revealed high rates of unplanned pregnancies in women with a history of anorexia, suggesting they … Continue reading






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Eating disorder treatment teams must include registered dietitians: American Dietetic Association






Newswise — CHICAGO – As one of the most complicated sets of illnesses to treat, eating disorders have mental health, as well as medical and nutritional, aspects. While treatment by a multidisciplinary health-care team is considered the best practice, there … Continue reading






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