Latest Orthorexia nervosa Stories

2011-05-20 13:13:58

New study reveals biological reasons for feelings of anxiety instead of reward in patients with anorexia Perhaps the most puzzling symptom of anorexia nervosa "“ a disorder that tends to occur in young women "“ is the refusal to eat, resulting in extreme weight loss. While most people have a great deal of difficulty in dieting and losing weight, particularly if a diet extends over many months or years, individuals with anorexia nervosa can literally diet themselves to death. In...

2011-04-13 04:20:00

NEW YORK, April 13, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Jack LaLanne passed away on January 23, 2011 at the ripe old age of 96. If you're too young to recognize the name, take a moment to read his accomplishments. He is considered one of the pioneers of health and fitness with a legacy that will hopefully live on for a very long time. LaLanne was capable of incredible feats of strength and stamina even in his golden years that would put a man 1/4 his age to shame. In 1968, when he was 54 years old,...

2009-03-27 13:39:13

Psychiatric disorders are common in adults who have had the eating disorder anorexia, researchers in Sweden said. A total of 51 teenagers with anorexia nervosa were studied, together with an equally large control group of healthy persons beginning in 1985. The groups have been investigated and compared several times over the study period. This study is unique in an international perspective, Elisabet Wentz of the Sahlgrenska Academy at University of Gothenburg in Sweden said in a statement....

2008-04-11 09:05:00

Orthorexia supposedly is an emerging eating disorder marked by extreme devotion to healthy food. People suffering from the addiction _ usually those righteous raw foodists, vegetarians and vegans _ obsessively check labels, avoid junk food, plan menus and often eat a healthy diet so they can feel "pure." Some even make fun of McDonald's customers. It gets worse. While an anorexic tries to severely limit calories, an orthorexic might shun foods with artificial ingredients, trans fats or...

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