Anorexia News

Older Girls in Middle School Can Contribute to Body Image Issues

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 ...

Eating Disorders May Hike Risk of Autoimmune Disease

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), ...

Some Take Pride in Anorexic Weight Loss

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 ...

Childhood Obesity Linked to Earlier Puberty, Health Problems

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 ...

To Treat Eating Disorders, Work on Negative Ideas About Self

April 26th, 2014
To Treat Eating Disorders, Work on Negative Ideas About SelfOne of the best ways to target eating disorders is to help sufferers eliminate negative thoughts about themselves, rather than focus on eating behaviors or ...

For Many Teens, Indoor Tanning Tied to Weight Control Issues

April 7th, 2014
For Many Teens, Indoor Tanning Tied to Weight Control Issues A new study discovers that high school students who use indoor tanning also have higher rates of unhealthy weight control behaviors, such as taking diet ...

How Trusting Instincts Can Mean Trouble for Teens

April 1st, 2014
How Trusting Instincts Can Mean Trouble for TeensA provocative new study suggests making a snap decision following your intuition, or going with your gut, may lead to poor decisions by teenagers. Scientists believe this may ...

Oxytocin Shows Promise in Treating Anorexia

March 23rd, 2014
Oxytocin Shows Promise in Treating AnorexiaOxytocin, sometimes called the "love hormone," could be a promising new treatment for anorexia nervosa, according to two new studies. Researchers found that when patients with anorexia are given a dose of ...

Impulse Control Difficulties Linked to Diabetes

February 3rd, 2014
Impulse Control Difficulties Linked to DiabetesNew research suggests impulse control disorders such as eating disorders, as well as depression, are risk factors for diabetes. The research, by Dr Peter de Jonge, University of Groningen, Netherlands, ...

Anorexia May Be Tied to Abnormal Cholesterol Processing

December 22nd, 2013
Anorexia May Be Tied to Abnormal Cholesterol ProcessingA new study suggests that anorexia nervosa could be caused, in part, by a disruption in the normal processing of cholesterol, which may disrupt mood and eating behavior. “These ...