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2010-06-29 07:13:18

Adolescent girls who think they are overweight, but are not, are at more risk for depression than girls who are overweight and know it, according to Penn State sociologists. "Parents often worry about overweight girls' mental health, but our findings show that it is girls who have a healthy weight but perceive being overweight who are most likely to feel depressed," said Jason N. Houle, graduate student in sociology and demography. In the past, researchers have looked at the consequences for...

2010-05-27 09:51:06

A team of American psychologists and neuroscientists have found that adult brain volume, which can be reduced by Anorexia Nervosa, can be regained. The research, published in the International Journal of Eating Disorders, revealed that through specialist treatment patients with this eating disorder can reverse this symptom and regain grey matter volume. Anorexia Nervosa (AN) is a serious psychiatric eating disorder of excessive weight loss caused by relentless dieting. The starvation that...

2010-04-12 07:37:35

Diagnostic cutoffs for anorexia nervosa and bulimia nervosa may be too strict, a study from the Stanford University School of Medicine and Lucile Packard Children's Hospital has found. Many patients who do not meet full criteria for these diseases are nevertheless quite ill, and the diagnosis they now receive, "Eating Disorder Not Otherwise Specified," may delay their ability to get treatment. "There's mounting evidence that we should reconsider the EDNOS categorization for young people,"...

2009-10-14 11:20:55

Overweight women's self-esteem plummets when they view photographs of models of any size, according to a new study in Journal of Consumer Research. And underweight women's esteem increases, regardless of models' size. Authors Dirk Smeesters (Erasmus University, the Netherlands), Thomas Mussweiler (University of Cologne, Germany), and Naomi Mandel (Arizona State University) researched the ways individuals with different body mass indexes (BMIs) felt when they were exposed to thin or heavy...

2009-08-04 14:00:00

Underweight and very severely obese patients at riskA recent study by doctors at the University of Washington explained that patients who are significantly underweight or very severely obese prior to liver transplantation are at increased risk of death following transplantation surgery. These findings, from the largest known observation of liver transplantation at the extremes of BMI, are published in the August issue of Liver Transplantation, a journal published by John Wiley & Sons on...

2009-06-23 13:00:00

A little extra weight may protect people from early death PORTLAND, Ore., June 23 /PRNewswire/ -- Underweight people and those who are extremely obese die earlier than people of normal weight - but those who are overweight actually live longer than people of normal weight. Those are the findings of a new study published online in Obesity by researchers at Statistics Canada, Kaiser Permanente Center for Health Research, Portland State University, Oregon Health & Science University, and...

2009-06-23 12:45:00

A little extra weight may protect people from early deathUnderweight people and those who are extremely obese die earlier than people of normal weight"”but those who are overweight actually live longer than people of normal weight. Those are the findings of a new study published online in Obesity by researchers at Statistics Canada, Kaiser Permanente Center for Health Research, Portland State University, Oregon Health & Science University, and McGill University."It's not surprising...

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2009-05-29 06:40:00

New guidelines are now setting how much weight a women should gain during a pregnancy.  The recommendations from the Institute of Medicine are the first on pregnancy weight since 1990. The new guidelines include gaining between 25 to 35 pounds for a normal woman with a body mass index of 18.5 to 24.9, or 15 to 25 pounds for an overweight woman with a BMI of 25 to 29.9. Obese women with a BMI over 29.9 should only gain 10 to 20 pounds, while underweight women with a BMI less than 18.5...

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2009-04-06 07:19:50

Forthcoming article in British Journal of Nutrition claims certain ethnic groups may not be getting accurate estimates of disease risk Published online today in British Journal of Nutrition (DOI 10.1017/S0007114509325738) the new study shows "that the number used to indicate weight category does not reflect the same amount of body fat for some races compared to others," according to senior authors Dr. Andrew Jackson, Emeritus Professor of Health and Human Performance, University of Houston...

2009-02-25 17:42:32

Obese adolescents have the same risk of premature death in adulthood as people who smoke more than 10 cigarettes a day, Swedish researchers said. Study leader Dr. Martin Neovius at Karolinska Institute in Sweden analyzed the cause of death of more than 45,000 men who underwent mandatory military conscription tests in Sweden. The participants all had their body mass index measured and reported their smoking status at the age of 18 and were followed up for an average of 38 years. In total,...


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