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2011-07-07 06:52:16

(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- Individuals who have eating disorders have an elevated mortality rate, especially those with anorexia nervosa (AN), according to this meta-analysis of previous studies. According to background information in the article, the majority of studies of eating disorder"“related death rates focus on AN. Some research of bulimia nervosa (BN) implies that death rates are low for this condition. Moreover, there is limited information about the likelihood of death with eating...

2006-08-28 13:04:32

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Young women with bulimia may find their symptoms diminish after they get married or move in with a partner, but that doesn't mean the eating disorder is cured, new research suggests. In a study that followed a group of Norwegian teenagers for 5 years, researchers found that for young women with bulimia, their most serious problems -- bingeing and purging -- tended to wane once they were living with a boyfriend or husband. However, they generally remained...

2005-12-02 14:00:00

By Anne Harding NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Purging disorder appears to be a disorder that is separate from bulimia nervosa, Iowa researchers report in the International Journal of Eating Disorders. Patients with purging disorder purge frequently, but do not binge eat, Dr. Pamela K. Keel of the University of Iowa noted in an interview with Reuters Health. Standard question series designed to screen for anorexia nervosa or bulimia nervosa may miss these patients, she adds, because they are of...


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