Bulimia News

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), ...

Does ‘Fifty Shades’ Put Young Women at Risk?

August 22nd, 2014
In a new study, researchers attempt to determine if the blockbuster "Fifty Shades" series increases the threat of potentially harmful health behaviors and risks. The widely popular series has sold more than 100 million copies worldwide. A movie adaptation is scheduled for release ...

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 ...

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 ...

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, ...

For Bulimia, CBT Beats Psychoanalysis

December 8th, 2013
For Bulimia, CBT Beats PsychoanalysisFor those suffering with bulimia nervosa, an enhanced form of cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) has proven far more effective than psychoanalytic psychotherapy, according to new research. Bulimia is characterized by recurrent episodes ...

Some Facebook Activities Tied to Body Image Problems

December 4th, 2013
Some Facebook Activities Tied to Body Image ProblemsA new study suggests "appearance exposure" on the Internet is linked to body image disturbance among adolescent girls. Researchers discovered a link between specific Facebook activities and body image ...

Eating Disorders Linked to Reproductive Problems

October 9th, 2013
Eating Disorders Linked to Reproductive Problems A new study from Finland finds that women with eating disorders are less likely to have children than others in their age group. The discrepancy is the most apparent ...

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 -- ...