Eating Disorders News

Depression and Loneliness = Extreme Television Viewing

January 30th, 2015
New research suggests the lonelier and depressed you are, the more likely you are to binge-watch television marathons or Netflix episodes. Although settling in to watch a series of shows may seem harmless, University of Texas researchers found that younger people use this ...

Teen Body Image Perceptions Influence Adult Body Type

January 29th, 2015
New research discovers that teens who mistakenly perceive themselves as overweight are at greater risk of obesity as adults. The finding confirms the belief that an inappropriate body image can lead to a variety of issues during adolescence and adulthood. “Our research shows that ...

Smart Phone Fitness Apps Need to Support Behavioral Change

January 14th, 2015
A new study of mobile phone fitness applications finds that while most apps provide an opportunity for social networking and feedback, few incorporate behavioral change techniques (BCTs) such as active self-monitoring. Behavioral change techniques help users modify their physical activity. As presented in the ...

Clergy Face Occupational Health Challenges

January 13th, 2015
New research finds that more than one-third of American clergy members are obese. Moreover, priesthood is associated with stress, long work hours, and low compensation. Although the pastoral profession is often associated with a lack of self-care, a new study suggests the calling ...

Watching Television Associated with Unhealthy Behavior

January 9th, 2015
For many, the winter months and the holiday season are associated with increased hours in front of the television set and in many cases, the binge watching of TV shows, movies, or sports may lead to increased snacking. A recent University of ...

Obesity Not Always Linked with Poor Health

January 5th, 2015
Emerging research discovers that for some people, obesity is not associated with detrimental health consequences. In a small study, Washington University School of Medicine investigators found that a subset of obese people do not have common metabolic abnormalities associated with obesity. Obesity had traditionally ...

Fast Food Tied to Slower Academic Growth

December 26th, 2014
The amount of fast food children eat may be linked to how well they do in school, according to a new study. Researchers from Ohio State University discovered that the more frequently children reported eating fast food in fifth grade, the lower their ...

Eating More During Menstrual Cycle Hikes Eating Disorder Risk

December 17th, 2014
A new study links the biological stimulus that causes women to eat more during their menstrual cycle to an increased risk of developing eating disorder symptoms. Michigan State University Foundation Professor Dr. Kelly Klump found monthly hormonal changes and commensurate increased food intake ...

Taking Time To Make Healthy Food Choices

December 17th, 2014
New research suggests it takes a while for the brain to consider the healthiness of a food. Therefore, taking time to consider our food choices – be it eating a slice of pecan pie or instead opting for fruit -- may be our best ...

Keeping Weight Off Requires Personalized, Innovative Approach

December 15th, 2014
The holiday season is supposed to be a time of joy, fellowship, and family -- but it is also a time when many people struggle with weight control. A new National Institutes of Health (NIH) report explains that weight loss and long-term weight control ...