Eating Disorders News

Focusing on Families To Tackle Childhood Obesity

June 16th, 2014
Childhood obesity is a widespread problem in the U.S. And while research-proven behavioral treatments for obesity exist, they rely on regular one-on-one meetings with a trained health coach, making them beyond the reach of many families. Now, researchers from Seattle-based Group Health Cooperative have found it ...

Is Food Addiction Real?

June 14th, 2014
Is Food Addiction Real?A new study has found that women with weight problems were more impulsive than average in a food-related psychology test. According to researchers, this suggests they are more instinctively stimulated by images ...

Study Probes Brain Regions Tied to Compulsive Actions

May 30th, 2014
Study Probes Brain Regions Tied to Compulsive ActionsEmerging research suggests people with extreme cases of compulsive actions typically have fewer nerve cells in brain regions associated with keeping track of goals and rewards. Conditions related ...

Cheap Food Fuels Obesity Epidemic

May 26th, 2014
Cheap Food Fuels Obesity EpidemicA provocative new review posits that many of the traditional beliefs explaining the obesity epidemic are wrong. Roland Sturm, Ph.D of RAND Corporation and Ruopeng An, Ph.D, of the University ...

Kids’ Sleep Deficits Can Increase Body Fat, Obesity

May 20th, 2014
Kids' Sleep Deficits Can Increase Body Fat and Obesity Emerging research suggests sleep deficits during infancy and early childhood can increase body fat and obesity for children by as early as age seven. As noted in ...

Overweight Teens Often Shunned by Peers

May 16th, 2014
Overweight Teens Often Shunned by PeersYouth friendships appear to be influenced by visual appearance as researchers discover overweight young people are more likely to be rejected as friends by peers who are of normal weight. However, ...

Food Addiction Linked to Impulsivity

May 12th, 2014
Food Addiction Linked to Impulsivity For many, the ability to ‘eat just one’ of a tempting treat, be it a potato chip or a chocolate chip cookie, is practically impossible. A new study suggests ...

Control of Daily Temptations Linked to Specific Brain Activity

May 2nd, 2014
Control of Daily Temptations Linked to Specific Brain Activity Technology is allowing scientists to learn brain responses associated with reward and self-control, knowledge that some day may help scientists learn why some individuals give ...

Brain Stimulation May Help Ease OCD Symptoms By Impacting Dopamine

May 1st, 2014
Brain Stimulation May Help Ease OCD Symptoms By Impacting Dopamine New research from the Academic Medical Center of the University of Amsterdam suggests that release of the neurotransmitter dopamine is increased in obsessive-compulsive disorder ...

Being Called Fat As A Child Tied to Girl’s Appearance at 19

April 30th, 2014
Being Called Fat As A Child Tied to Girl's Appearance at 19A new study suggests that being labeled as "fat" during childhood is associated with how a girl looks in late adolescence. Specifically, University of ...