Anorexia News

Soft Caress Helps to Improve Sense of Self

October 9th, 2013
Soft Caress Helps to Improve Sense of SelfNew research suggests a loving touch can improve the brain’s ability to create and sustain a healthy sense of self. European researchers discovered slow caresses or strokes -- ...

Binge Eating Can Have Lasting Effects

September 26th, 2013
Binge Eating Can Have Lasting Effects An international study by the World Health Organization (WHO) suggests binge eating disorders inflict more hardship on individuals over the course of a lifetime than bulimia. The American Psychiatric Association ...

Yo-Yo Weight Loss is Sign of Disordered Eating

September 25th, 2013
Yo-Yo Weight Loss is Sign of Disordered Eating Dieters know that losing weight is often not the issue -- keeping the weight off is. Weight loss researchers agree that the more weight you've lost, the harder ...

New Guidelines on Diet for Treating Anorexia

September 23rd, 2013
New Guidelines on Diet for Treating AnorexiaEmerging research provides new evidence-based suggestions on how to treat young people suffering from malnutrition related to anorexia. Researchers discovered higher calorie diets produce twice the rate of weight gain ...

Loss of Weight by Obese Teens Increases Risk of Eating Disorders

September 10th, 2013
Loss of Weight by Obese Teens Increases Risk of Eating Disorders In what seems like a double bind, Mayo Clinic researchers suggest obese teenagers who lose weight ...

Alcoholism, Eating Disorders May Share Genetic Risk Factors

August 24th, 2013
Alcoholism, Eating Disorders May Share Genetic Risk FactorsCommon genetic factors may be behind both alcoholism and specific symptoms of eating disorders -- particularly the binge eating and purging habits of bulimia ...

Harnessing ‘Out-of-Body Experiences’ to Treat Anorexia

August 15th, 2013
'Harnessing 'Out-of-Body Experiences' to Treat AnorexiaUsing a visual projection of human heartbeats to generate an “out-of-body experience,” researchers hope to develop new kinds of treatment for people with self-perception disorders, including anorexia. The study is ...

Girls with Anorexia Show Some Autism-Like Traits

August 10th, 2013
Girls with Anorexia Show Some Autism-Like TraitsGirls who suffer with anorexia tend to exhibit mild traits of autism — a new finding which could lead to alternative ways of treating anorexia. The research, led ...

Significant Other Can Help or Hinder Weight Control Efforts

July 25th, 2013
Significant Other Can Help or Hinder Weight Control EffortsNew research suggests being encouraged to lose weight by a partner may in fact lead to unhealthy behaviors. As published in in the ...

Binge Eating May Signal Anxiety, Depression & Suicide Risk

July 23rd, 2013
Binge Eating May Signal Anxiety, Depression & Suicide Risk A new study of African-American girls finds that body dissatisfaction can lead to symptoms of anxiety and depression, and ...