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Peer Pressure Dictates Teen Body Image

January 31st, 2013
Peer Pressure Dictates Teen Body Image  Researchers have discovered a teenage girl's social group plays more of a role than social media, television and the big screen on ...

Faulty Brain Connections Leads Anorexics to Misjudge Body Shapes

January 25th, 2013
Faulty Brain Connections Leads Anorexics to Misjudge Body Shapes A brain imaging study suggests improper neural connections cause women with anorexia nervosa to have poor perceptual awareness of body ...

Spotting Eating Disorders in the ER

November 20th, 2012
 Spotting Eating Disorders in the ERIdentifying eating disorders in teens and getting treatment are often difficult tasks. A new study seeks to leverage location, in this case hospital emergency ...

Trying to Reverse Women’s Obsession with Thin

November 9th, 2012
Trying to Reverse Womens Obsession with ThinA new UK research study suggests what many already believe: that media and marketing images of thin and super-thin women has ...

Energy Balance is Complex Interchange between Brain and Body

October 29th, 2012
Energy Balance is Complex Interchange between Brain and Body New research investigates the method by which our brain coordinates energy expenditure to caloric consumption. For many, it ...

Marriage, Education Buffer Effects of Childhood Abuse

October 17th, 2012
Marriage, Education Buffers Effects of Childhood Abuse  Adults who had been abused or neglected as children reported worse mental and physical health in their 30s than their peers who were not abused, according ...

Disordered Eating Common Among College Women

October 1st, 2012
Disordered Eating Common Among College WomenWith some studies finding that nearly two-thirds of female college students have an undiagnosed or mild eating disorder, researchers at the University of Michigan set out ...

Eating Disorders Don’t Discriminate Based on Age

June 22nd, 2012
Eating Disorders Don't Discriminate Based on AgeAlthough the term “eating disorder” is traditionally associated with behaviors of teenagers and young adults, new research suggests it also pertains to middle-age and older women. Researchers say age ...

Body Dysmorphic Disorder Dieting Linked to More Suicide Attempts

June 6th, 2012
Body Dysmorphic Disorder Dieting Linked to More Suicide AttemptsExcessive dieting is associated with an increase in suicide attempts in people with body dysmorphic disorder, a new study finds. Body dysmorphic disorder (BDD) is a ...

5 Factors Promote Positive Body Image for Women

May 10th, 2012
Five Factors Promote Positive Body Image for WomenResearchers from the University of Arizona have identified five factors that lead to a positive body image for women. Shannon Snapp, Ph.D., and ...