Eating Disorders News

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 ...

Oxytocin Shows Promise in Treating Anorexia

March 23rd, 2014
Oxytocin Shows Promise in Treating AnorexiaOxytocin, sometimes called the "love hormone," could be a promising new treatment for anorexia nervosa, according to two new studies. Researchers found that when patients with anorexia are given a dose of ...

New Tools Aid Treatment of Binge Eating and Obesity

March 20th, 2014
New Tools Aid Treatment of Binge Eating and ObesityCambridge researchers have developed a technological method to objectively measure a person’s desire to eat. The ability to quantifiably record, rather than subjectively assess, an individual’s perception ...

Childhood ADHD Meds May Increase Risk for Adult Obesity

March 19th, 2014
Childhood ADHD Meds May Increase Risk for Adult Obesity New research suggests the longer attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) medications are used in childhood, the greater the risk of adult obesity. Paradoxically, investigators from the Johns Hopkins ...

Some Infant Care Practices May Contribute to Later Obesity

March 18th, 2014
Some Infant Care Practices May Contribute to Later ObesityA new study reveals that many parents partake in infant feeding and activity behaviors that increase a child's risk for obesity later in life. University of North ...

Facebook Tied to Higher Risk of Eating Disorders

March 6th, 2014
Facebook Tied to Higher Risk of Eating DisordersProvocative new research ties high Facebook use to an increased risk of eating disorders. Florida State University investigators studied 960 college women and found that more time on ...

Future Focus Can Help Curb Emotional Eating

February 19th, 2014
Future Focus Can Help Curb Emotional EatingA new study by University of Delaware associate professor Dr. Meryl Gardner finds that there’s more to stress eating than simply emotion and, in fact, thinking about the ...

Attention Training Helps Kids Avoid Obesity

February 17th, 2014
Attention Training Helps Kids Avoid Obesity As childhood obesity has grown into a national epidemic, a new study suggests a strategy used for substance abuse and anxiety reduction may help decrease overeating in children. The ...

Many Parents Slow to Realize a Child is Overweight

February 5th, 2014
Many Parents Slow to Realize a Child is OverweightNew research suggest parents often fail to recognize that their own child is overweight, despite the emerging epidemic of childhood obesity. University of Nebraska-Lincoln researchers discovered that although ...

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, ...