Bulimia News

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 -- ...

Managing Binge Eating, from CBT to Apps

September 30th, 2013
Managing Binge Eating, from CBT to AppsBinge eating has recently been identified as an eating disorder that is twice as common as bulimia nervosa. In response, Drexel University researchers are testing two new treatment methods to ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...