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“Eating addiction”, rather than “food addiction”, better captures addictive-like eating behaviour

In an extensive scientific review published in the journal Neuroscience and Biobehavioral Reviews, researchers from the EU-funded NeuroFAST project conclude that ‘food ...

Anorexia / bulimia: a bacterial protein implicated

Eating disorders (ED) such as anorexia nervosa, bulimia, and binge eating disorder affect approximately 5-10% of the general population, but the biological ...

Who are the men and boys suffering from anorexia?

A new study by researchers from the University of Montreal reveals the current state of knowledge about anorexia in men and boys. ... Full story

Spinach extract decreases cravings

A spinach extract containing green leaf membranes called thylakoids decreases hedonic hunger with up to 95% - and increases weight loss with 43%. This has been shown in a recently published long-term human study at Lund University in Sweden. ... Full story

Western-led study says anorexia nervosa should be considered a 'passion'

New findings from Western University suggest that characterizing anorexia, or anorexia nervosa, as a 'passion' will yield immediate and practical results in terms of treatment and therapy. ... Full story

Anorexia Fueled by Pride About Weight Loss

Rutgers study finds that positive emotions could play a role in the deadly disorder ... Full story

School-based screening for eating disorders could improve detection and outcomes

BOSTON — A brief screening survey to identify teens at risk for an eating disorder could lead to earlier diagnosis and help find hard-to-detect cases, which could lower overall treatment costs and improve outcomes, Boston Children’s Hospital researchers report today in American Journal of Public Health. ... Full story

Gymnasts under pressure at higher risk of eating disorders

Many elite gymnasts are preoccupied with weight and body shape, with some scoring well above average for eating disorder symptoms, say researchers from Swansea University. ... Full story

RCGP responds to Beat survey on emotional overeating

RCGP Chair says the choice of what or what not to discuss should always be left to the patient ... Full story

“Safety first” crucial for sleep apnea patients

Anesthesia Progress – Despite the dosage recommendations that come with all drug packaging, not all recommendations are safe for everyone. The same is true of drugs administered during dental procedures, particularly for sleep apnea patients. ... Full story

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