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2012-09-18 06:29:13

CHICAGO, Sept. 18, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- It's a discussion that strikes fear in the hearts of most parents - adolescents expressing concern about their weight. According to statistics, 1 out of every 100 girls, between the ages of 10 and 20, struggles with anorexia and four percent of college-aged women have bulimia. So how can parents distinguish between normal adolescent insecurities and the start of a dangerous eating disorder? "The most important thing a parent can do is listen," says...

2012-09-12 02:26:19

RIO RANCHO, N.M., Sept. 12, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Overeaters Anonymous (OA) is launching a 13-week radio show to help listeners better understand compulsive eating and recovery. The program, Sound Bites from Overeaters Anonymous--A 12-Step Solution to Compulsive Eating, is a weekly, one-hour program that will be broadcast online on Voice America beginning October 17 and running through January 9, 2013. Built on a twelve-step program patterned after Alcoholics Anonymous,...

2012-07-16 10:25:04

RIO RANCHO, N.M., July 16, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Vacations, wedding, and barbecues; summer is a less structured time of year that allows us to relax and be more spontaneous. Unfortunately, it is precisely this lack of structure that can spell disaster for those battling compulsive eating. While most of us look forward to enjoying outdoor activities, travel and a more relaxed pace, these things interrupt daily routines and a lack of structure can introduce more opportunities for...

2012-06-26 02:28:30

CHICAGO, June 26, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- In our modern-day world, drive-thru servers become our dear friends, the Starbucks barista knows our morning order, and we can't even recall what we had for lunch. We eat while we work. We eat while we watch TV. We eat while we (eek!) drive. We eat in ways that elicit stress, frenzy, and a complete disconnect with the bodies we are unsuccessfully trying to nourish. "When we are out of touch with our eating, and with our bodies, it is easy to overeat...

2012-06-25 21:04:21

Deep brain stimulation reduces binge eating in mice, suggesting that this surgery, which is approved for treatment of certain neurologic and psychiatric disorders, may also be an effective therapy for obesity. Presentation of the results will take place Sunday at The Endocrine Society's 94th Annual Meeting in Houston. "Doing brain surgery for obesity treatment is a controversial idea," said the study's presenting author, Casey Halpern, MD, a fifth-year neurosurgery resident physician at...

Ghrelin Can Cause Some People To Reward Themselves With Even More Food
2012-05-07 12:21:05

Ever notice how celebration and overeating often go hand-in hand? Americans celebrate holidays with formidable feasts and punctuate  promotions and other happy news with plenty to eat; The proverbial fatted calf, if you will. Now, research shows our minds could be hard-wired to chemically reward ourselves with delicious food, no matter how full we feel. An Italian team of researchers conducted the very small study on what is called “hedonic hunger.” According to MSN,...

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 06:27:10

RIO RANCHO, N.M., May 1, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- If you have struggled with your weight, you probably accept that you have a weight problem. But you may also have an eating problem. A key to maintaining a healthy weight is balance--in your diet and in your lifestyle. How and why you eat, however, can help determine if you have an eating problem. Compulsive overeating, anorexia and other food issues are often triggered by emotions rather than hunger. The consequences of...

2012-02-17 12:00:00

2012 BED conference- Philadelphia: "Revolution Ahead: Illuminating the Path to Freedom from BED, Emotional Overeating, & Weight Stigma." 3 days of workshops, networking and education for clinicians, families and individuals. Severna Park, MD (PRWEB) February 17, 2012 The Binge Eating Disorder Association (BEDA) will hold its third annual conference in Philadelphia, PA, March 2-4, 2012, at the Hyatt Regency at Penn´s Landing. Eating disorder experts will present on a variety of...

2012-02-13 11:00:00

Mismanaging Food and Health? During February, issues about weight-management, bulimia, anorexia and over-eating become a national concern. In order to help obese children and adults or unhealthy, starving teens, Dr. Carol Francis presents Psychotherapist Heather Loeb to discuss relief offered for these eating disorders. Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) February 13, 2012 Helpful interview for those with eating concerns now available. Heather Loeb, MFC Therapist, specializes in different counseling...