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2012-08-23 23:13:02

Patients with anorexia have trouble accurately judging their own body size, but not others', according to research published Aug. 22 in the open access journal PLOS ONE. In the study, led by Dewi Guardia of the University Hospital of Lille in France, 25 patients with anorexia and 25 controls were shown a door-like aperture and asked to judge whether or not it was wide enough for them to pass through, or for another person present in the room to pass through. In previous similar...

2012-07-17 15:13:00

A study of teenage girls with eating disorders has shown that reduced essential fatty acid levels returned to normal once the girls increased their weight to a healthy level. The research, published in the August issue of Acta Paediatrica, suggests that it is not necessary to give omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acid supplements to adolescent girls with eating disorders. "Essential fatty acid status is altered in eating disorders that result in weight loss" explains co-author Dr Ingemar...

2012-06-26 06:25:42

SACRAMENTO, Calif., June 26, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- After a recent expansion adding two new treatment centers in Roseville and in Fresno, Sacramento-based Summit Eating Disorders and Outreach Program (Summit) has promoted Jennifer Lombardi, MFT, to Executive Director to oversee all program operations. Ms. Lombardi, a respected eating disorder expert, has served in numerous positions at Summit over the past 11 years, including Primary Therapist, Director of Marketing and Outreach and most...

Women Over 50 Struggle With Body Issues
2012-06-22 05:53:58

While many associate eating disorders – such as anorexia, bulimia and overeating – is an issue only wrestled with by teenage girls, a new study has found women over 50 also struggle with the same disorders. According to the study, 3.5% of women age 50 and over have reported binge eating, 8% reported purging and a whopping 70% claim they are unhappy with their current weight. This new study, entitled ℠Body Image in Women 50 and Over — Tell Us What You Think and...

2012-06-02 23:01:48

Overeating due to being depressed, sad or anxious may be based on how food affects each of us individually. Troy, MI (PRWEB) June 02, 2012 Mental health treatment experts at the Birmingham Maple Clinic recently reported that research published by the University of Montreal Hospital may add support to the theory that the vicious cycle of overeating due to being depressed, sad or anxious is based on how food affects an individual´s brain and hormones within the body. Lori Edelson,...

2012-05-03 02:32:37

LONDON, May 3, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Lightlake Therapeutics Inc. (OTCBB: LLTP) (the "Company" or "Lightlake"), an early stage biopharmaceutical company developing addiction treatments, announced today very encouraging preliminary results in the Phase II clinical trial of the Company's opioid antagonist nasal spray treatment for patients with Binge Eating Disorder (BED). BED is a psychiatric condition that is manifested by recurrent episodes of eating unusually large amounts of food in a short...

2012-05-01 06:27:39

SACRAMENTO, Calif., May 1, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Of the estimated 11 million women, men and children suffering from eating disorders including anorexia and bulimia, it is believed that only 10 percent actually receive treatment for their illnesses, and that only 35 percent of those individuals seek care at a specialized program for eating disorders. To expand the specialized eating disorders treatment options available to patients and families in Northern California, Summit Eating Disorders...

2012-04-26 02:27:42

PHILADELPHIA, April 26, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Shire plc [http://www.shire.com/shireplc/en/home ] (LSE: SHP, NASDAQ: SHPGY), the global specialty biopharmaceutical company, today announced positive top-line results from a Phase 2 study to evaluate the safety and efficacy of Vyvanse(R)(lisdexamfetamine dimesylate) Capsules, (CII) in adults with binge eating disorder. Following discussions with the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Shire plans to conduct additional larger...

2012-04-24 22:31:49

Participants were aged from 17 to 64 and had suffered from eating disorders for an average of 20 years Eating disorders can be triggered by lack of support following traumatic events such as bereavement, relationship problems, abuse and sexual assault, according to research published in the May issue of the Journal of Clinical Nursing. Even changing school or moving home can prove too much for some young people and lead to conditions such as anorexia or bulimia. Researchers from the...

2012-04-23 23:01:04

The Home Workout Pros have taken a "holistic" approach to fitness and health - by focusing on quality of people's lives, they are doing their part in extinguishing fallacies about body image and type. (PRWEB) April 23, 2012 The Home Workout Pros Team from Tempe, Arizona has created a new workout program entitled the Victa Home Workout Program intended to squelch the negative American body image epidemic. The ten fitness tips offered through their workout program along with the web based...


Latest Anorexia nervosa Reference Libraries

Obesophobia
2013-12-24 13:50:12

Obesophobia or Pocrescophobia, from the Greek phobia, meaning fear or morbid fear and obeso, meaning fat, is a persistent and abnormal fear of gaining weight, especially in cultures that value being thin. This phobia was listed as a rare disease by the Office of Rare Diseases of the National Institutes of Health. Certain individuals suffering from this phobia originally start with a desire to lose weight which turns into a compulsive desire to avoid all of the things that could result in...

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