Study: obese or anorexic individuals react differently to taste

Researchers at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus have discovered that women suffering from anorexia nervosa and those who are obese respond differently to taste, a finding that could lead to new treatments for the eating disorders.

May 17

Categories: Eating Disorders

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Researchers find potential breakthrough in binge-eating disorder ...

UAB researchers are testing a new treatment for BED: Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation(tDCS). The non-invasive therapy sends low-voltage electricity into the brain through electrodes places on either side of the head.

May 12

Categories: Eating Disorders

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Overweight individuals more likely to make unhealthier choices when ...

Overweight people make unhealthier food choices than lean people when presented with real food, even though both make similar selections when presented with hypothetical choices, according to research led by the University of Cambridge.

Apr 14

Categories: Eating Disorders

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Anorexia: genetic and environmental risk factors uncovered

Researchers describe their new mouse model that shows how a combination of genetic and environmental risk factors can trigger the disease.

Apr 14

Categories: Eating Disorders

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Rewarding children with food could lead to emotional eating

Parents who use very overly controlling feeding practices with their children, such as using food as a reward or a treat, could be unintentionally teaching their children to rely on food to deal with their emotions.

Apr 13

Categories: Eating Disorders, Parenting

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Mindfulness-based eating awareness helps adolescents eat healthier ...

A pilot study showed that mindfulness-based eating awareness training encouraged adolescents to eat healthier and exercise more and marginalized their tendency to gain weight.

Apr 6

Categories: Eating Disorders, Mindfulness, Mindfulness Meditation

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Parents' binge eating, restrictive feeding practices may be reactions ...

Parents who reported feeling distress when their child was angry, crying or fearful were more likely to engage in episodes of binge eating - and to limit the amounts or types of food they provided to their children, University of Illinois ...

Apr 1

Categories: Eating Disorders, Parenting

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Anorexia: Brain Stimulation May Reduce Symptoms

Core symptoms of anorexia nervosa, including the urge to restrict food intake and feeling fat, are reduced after just one session of a noninvasive brain stimulation technique, according new research.

Mar 28

Categories: Eating Disorders

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Eating disorders are different in boys and girls, study says

In girls, eating disorders are often linked with a mood disorder, but that’s not the case with eating disorders in boys, according to a new study.

Feb 22

Categories: Eating Disorders

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7 Surprising Quirks You Didn’t Know About Binge Eating

Binge eating disorder (BED) is one of the most common eating disorders, yet it wasn’t included as an official diagnostic category until 2013. It is commonly defined as consuming a large amount of food in a short period of time, while experiencing ...

Jan 20

Categories: Eating Disorders

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When Picky Eating Becomes A Disorder

Avoidant/ Restrictive Food Intake Disorder (ARFID) is a new diagnosis for kids who avoid food but do not have body-image issues.

Jan 6

Categories: Eating Disorders

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When Eating Disorders and Drug Addiction Collide

Most people think of eating disorders and drug addiction as separate and distinct issues, but as many people who suffer with these maladies know firsthand, there is often significant overlap between the two.

Dec 1

Categories: Addictions, Drug Addiction, Eating Disorders

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'Orthorexia' - Obsession With Healthy Eating

When does ‘eating clean’ become an eating disorder? Orthorexia Nervosa (literally, “correct appetite disorder”) though absent from all psychiatric manuals, is an illness that has been making the rounds online.

Nov 6

Categories: Eating Disorders, Health / Illness / Medical Issues, Obsessions & ...

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How Do Men Experience Eating Disorders?

Eating disorders in males may not always resemble the typical pattern of efforts to slim down as observed in women’s disordered eating behavior. Cultural pressures and gender norms may give rise to different symptoms.

Sep 17

Categories: Eating Disorders, Men's Issues

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Young picky eaters might have more mental health woes

So your young children won't eat Brussels sprouts, broccoli or beans? Maybe it's just a phase, and they'll grow out of it. Maybe they're tired of you bossing them around and this is one place where they can push back. Maybe, many parents say, you ...

Aug 5

Categories: Anxiety, Child Development, Depression, Eating Disorders, Mental ...

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