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Eating disorders during adolescence may have lasting socioeconomic consequences for women
In a recent study, females with eating disorders in late adolescence were more likely to have lower levels of educational attainment and personal income in early adulthood. (2015-04-07)
Eating quickly and until full trebles the risk of being overweight
The combination of eating quickly and eating until full trebles the risk of being overweight, according to a study published today on bmj.com. (2008-10-21)
Eating disorders linked to increased risk of theft and other criminal behavior
In an analysis of nearly 960,000 females, individuals with eating disorders were more likely to be convicted of theft and other crimes. (2017-08-09)
Food insecurity linked with binge-eating disorder and obesity
Food insecurity -- difficulty affording enough food to support regular, balanced meals -- was associated with increased likelihoods of binge-eating disorder and obesity in a recent International Journal of Eating Disorders study. (2018-12-19)
Eating disorders affecting younger girls
In this study of the prevalence of disordered eating attitudes and behaviours among teenaged girls aged 12 to 18, Jennifer Jones and colleagues found that over one-quarter (27%) either had significant symptoms of eating disorders such as binge eating or purging, or both. (2001-09-03)
Unhealthy eating can make a bad mood worse
Taking part in unhealthy eating behaviors may cause women who are concerned about their diet and self-image to experience a worsening of their moods, according to Penn State researchers. (2013-03-15)
Eating disorders more common among girls with diabetes
Eating disorders are almost twice as common in girls with type 1 diabetes as in non-diabetic girls of the same age, putting them at increased risk of complications, according to a study in this week's BMJ. (2000-06-08)
Eating disorders linked to exercise addiction
New research shows that exercise addiction is nearly four times more common amongst people with an eating disorder. (2020-01-28)
Eating disorders often associated with reproductive health problems
Women with eating disorders are less likely to have children than others in the same age group, indicates a study conducted at the University of Helsinki, Finland. (2013-10-08)
Study links eating disorders with body dysmorphia
People with eating disorders are 12 times more likely to be preoccupied with perceived flaws in their physical appearance than those without, according to new research published in the journal Eating and Weight Disorders. (2020-10-13)
Lost your appetite? Try inviting yourself to dinner
Researchers at Nagoya University discovered that when study participants ate alone, the food tasted better and they ate more if they could see themselves reflected in a mirror. (2017-06-08)
Study shows how body dissatisfaction can lead to eating disorders
Just being unhappy with their bodies is not enough to lead most women into eating disorders - it takes additional factors, according to a new study. (2004-06-14)
Study shows why underrepresented men should be included in binge eating research
Binge eating is a disorder which affects both men and women, yet men remain underrepresented in research. (2011-10-26)
Teen eating disorders increase suicide risk
Is binge eating a tell-tale sign of suicidal thoughts? According to a new study of African American girls published in Springer's journal Prevention Science, those who experience depressive and anxious symptoms are often dissatisfied with their bodies and more likely to display binge eating behaviors. (2013-07-22)
There were more small meat-eating dinosaurs than first thought
University of Alberta researchers used fossilized teeth to identify at least 23 species of small meat-eating dinosaurs. (2013-01-23)
The incidence of eating disorders is increasing in the UK
More people are being diagnosed with eating disorders every year and the most common type is not either of the two most well known -- bulimia or anorexia -- but eating disorders not otherwise specified (eating disorders that don't quite reach the threshold to be defined as anorexia or bulimia), shows a study published online in BMJ Open. (2013-05-20)
Research links impulsivity and binge eating
Do you get impulsive when you're upset? If so, this could be putting you at risk for binge eating. (2015-05-28)
U of MN study shows teen dieters are more likely to be overweight and suffer from eating disorders
Adolescents who diet and use unhealthy weight-control behaviors are more likely to be overweight and put themselves at risk for eating disorders in the future, according to new research done at the University of Minnesota. (2006-04-11)
Genetic risk factor for binge eating discovered
Researchers have identified a gene (CYFIP2) associated with binge eating. (2016-10-26)
New study reveals impact of eating disorders on Native-Americans
Scientists in Connecticut have carried out one of the first psychological studies into eating disorders in Native-American populations. (2011-01-06)
Targeting estrogen receptors prevents binge eating in mice
A new study in the Journal of Clinical Investigation suggests that estrogen replacement may limit binge-eating behaviors. (2014-08-26)
Most Teen Girls With Eating Disorder Symptoms Deny They Need Help
About six out of 10 high school girls with eating disorders or related symptoms do not believe they need counseling for their behaviors, a new study shows. (1997-08-14)
Is 'clean eating' just dirty rhetoric?
Study looks at #cleaneating as a healthy or harmful dietary strategy and explores perceptions of clean eating and associations with disordered eating among young adults. (2019-06-03)
Eating breakfast with parents is associated with positive body image for teenagers
A new study from the University of Missouri says consistently eating breakfast as a family might promote positive body image for children and adolescents. (2019-03-21)
Crossing paths
Existing research has shown that rates of binge eating are almost identical between white and African-American adult women. (2009-10-25)
Disordered eating among young adults found to have long-term negative health effects
According to a recent University of Helsinki study, disordered eating among young adults has long-term effects on their health. (2017-11-21)
Starting university may be hazardous to your health: study
Moving away from home and adapting to a new social environment are just two of the many challenges that new students face as they enter university. (2007-10-04)
Eating disorder behaviors and weight concerns are common in women over 50
Eating disorders are commonly seen as an issue faced by teenagers and young women, but a new study reveals that age is no barrier to disordered eating. (2012-06-21)
Pupils who eat school dinners just as healthy, if not healthier, than those who don't
The health of pupils eating school dinners is no worse - and in some respects may be better - than that of pupils eating meals provided from home, concludes a study published online by the BMJ today. (2005-10-05)
Prior eating disorders linked to long-term depression risk for mothers
A history of eating disorders and body image concerns before or during pregnancy are associated with future depressive symptoms among mothers, finds a new UCL-led study published in the British Journal of Psychiatry. (2019-05-13)
Researchers link decreased estrogen-related receptor activity to eating disorder predisposition
In this issue of the Journal of Clinical Investigation, Michael Lutter and colleagues at the University of Iowa identified genetic mutations in two separate families affected by eating disorders that were linked to the same transcriptional pathway. (2013-10-08)
The biology behind binge eating
Female rats are much more likely to binge eat than male rats, according to new research that provides some of the strongest evidence yet that biology plays a role in eating disorders. (2013-05-01)
Put culture in your life and reduce bad breath: Eat yogurt!
Eating traditional yogurt reduces the bacteria that cause bad breath. (2005-03-10)
Perception that eating disorders women's problem delays men getting help
The widespread perception that only women have eating disorders is preventing men with these problems from getting the help and support they need, indicates a small study published in the online journal BMJ Open. (2014-04-08)
French paradox redux? US vs. French on being full
It's the French paradox redux: Why don't the French get as fat as Americans, considering all the baguettes, wine, cheese, pate and pastries they eat? (2008-02-15)
Research examines college students' knowledge about eating disorders
They could be the peer that a friend turns to for help. (2011-10-31)
Sexual minority youth have higher rates of disordered eating behaviors
Sexual minority boys and girls are more likely to purge or take laxatives, use diet pills, or fast to lose weight than their straight peers, and those disordered eating trends may not be improving, according to new research from the University of British Columbia. (2016-07-21)
Skinny Models In Ads Cause Immediate Anger, Depression In Women
Magazine ads featuring female fashion models have an immediate negative impact on a woman's self-esteem, according to a University of Toronto study published in the International Journal of Eating Disorders. (1999-04-29)
Horses masticate similarly to ruminants
In contrast to ruminants, horses chew their food only once -- but with the same regu-lar, rhythmic movements as cows, who ruminate their food after eating, as demon-strated by researchers at the University of Zurich and the ETH Zurich. (2017-05-31)
High-fat, high-sugar foods alter brain receptors
Overconsumption of fatty, sugary foods leads to changes in brain receptors, according to new animal research at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. (2009-07-27)
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