January 29th, 2015
New research discovers that teens who mistakenly perceive themselves as overweight are at greater risk of obesity as adults.
The finding confirms the belief that an inappropriate body image can lead to a variety of issues during adolescence and adulthood.
“Our research shows that ...
December 17th, 2014
A new study links the biological stimulus that causes women to eat more during their menstrual cycle to an increased risk of developing eating disorder symptoms.
Michigan State University Foundation Professor Dr. Kelly Klump found monthly hormonal changes and commensurate increased food intake ...
October 10th, 2014
A new study warns parents that childhood eating problems could predict underlying psychological issues.
Researchers at the University of Montreal found that eating disorders can appear before puberty.
"Many researchers believe that bulimia only appears at adolescence, but our studies indicate that the problem can ...
September 30th, 2014
New research suggests male anorexia is similar to female anorexia although the male disorder is associated with personality and gender identity issues.
Although anorexia is traditionally associated with females, the disorder also occurs among boys and men. University of Montreal researchers embarked on a ...
September 30th, 2014
Researchers have discovered that self-compassion can protect girls and young women from unhealthy weight-control practices and eating disorders.
University of Waterloo investigators discovered women who accept and tolerate their imperfections appear to have a more positive body image despite their body mass index ...
September 28th, 2014
A new study shows that family-based therapies are twice as effective as individual therapy at combating anorexia nervosa in teenagers.
The study, which compares two different family-based therapies, adds to a growing body of evidence supporting the value of parents' involvement in anorexia ...
September 19th, 2014
New research finds middle schools that include fifth through eighth grades may set the stage for dissatisfied body image among younger girls.
Researchers found that although the media is highly criticized for contributing to body image issues in adolescents, the source for body ...
August 27th, 2014
Finnish researchers have found that individuals with eating disorders such as anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, and binge eating disorder are at risk of developing specific medical problems.
They discovered autoimmune illnesses including type I diabetes and inflammatory bowel diseases (such as Crohn’s disease), ...
August 5th, 2014
A new study finds that misguided pride may play a significant role in anorexic behaviors.
Researchers discovered positive emotions -- despite their fallacy -- may play an exacerbating role in fueling eating disorders like anorexia nervosa.
Tragically, anorexia nervosa has a death rate ...
July 29th, 2014
New research from the UK identifies a link between obesity in childhood and the lowering of the age of puberty.
In a new investigation, endocrinologists studied a protein called sex hormone-binding globulin (SHBG).
SHBG binds to the sex hormones androgen and estrogen ...