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Teen Boys Struggle With Body Image Eating Disorders
2013-11-05 09:05:59

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Last month Dr. Theodore E. Weltzin and colleagues presented a paper at the National Eating Disorders Association conference which challenged a long-held belief that only girls were affected by anorexia, bulimia and other dangerous eating disorders. A newly published study further confirms their findings, finding that as many as 17.9 percent of teenage boys are “extremely concerned” about their build and weight. These boys were also...

2013-10-31 23:25:01

Recognizing the need to address self-esteem and body image issues in female adolescents, Care Plus NJ, Inc. (CarePlus) has created a new psycho-educational group called Food, Feelings, and Body Image held weekly at their Fair Lawn center. The new group is an addition to their group offerings for youth and adolescents. Paramus, NJ (PRWEB) October 31, 2013 Recognizing the need to address self-esteem and body image issues in female adolescents, Care Plus NJ, Inc. (CarePlus) has created a new...

2013-10-23 23:28:59

A new product called Emotional Weight Eliminator was produced to address one of Americas biggest concerns, obesity. A new study shows that emotional eating is the biggest reason for weight gain. (PRWEB) October 23, 2013 Eating to feed into emotional problems is a huge concern which many people may not be aware of. It is important to understand what can trigger emotional hunger and what can be done to eliminate emotional eating and weight loss. There is a new highly effective and safe...

2013-10-08 11:28:19

According to a Finnish study, women with eating disorders are less likely to have children than others in their age group. The discrepancy is the most apparent in anorexia sufferers. In this group, the number of pregnancies was less than half of that of the control group. The likelihood of abortion was more than double for bulimics than for others in the same age group. Meanwhile, the likelihood for miscarriage was more than triple for binge-eating disorder (BED) sufferers. For women who...

2013-10-07 13:31:46

This press release is in support of a presentation by Professor Suzanne Dickson on Monday Oct. 7 at the 26th ECNP Congress in Barcelona, Spain Food addiction is not yet recognized as a mental disorder but certain obese individuals clearly display addictive-like behavior towards food. To achieve a formal diagnostic status, 'food addiction' requires a stronger evidence base to support the claim that certain ingredients have addictive properties identical to addictive drugs of abuse. This...


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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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Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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