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New Support for Parents or Caregivers of Adolescents with Eating Disorders

OTTAWA — A new educational website (www.canped.ca) targets parents or caregivers of children between 9-18 years of age who are suffering ...

Highly processed foods linked to addictive eating

ANN ARBOR—A new University of Michigan study confirms what has long been suspected: highly processed foods like chocolate, pizza and French fries ...

Eating disorders linked with financial difficulties in female students

Experiencing financial difficulties at university may increase the risk of female students developing an eating disorder, according to new research from the University of Southampton and Solent NHS Trust. ... Full story

“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 addiction’ is a misnomer because of the ambiguous connotation of a substance-related phenomenon. ... Full story

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 mechanisms involved are unknown. Researchers at Inserm Unit 1073, “Nutrition, inflammation and dysfunction of the gut-brain axis” (Inserm/University of Rouen) have demonstrated the involvement of a protein produced by some intestinal bacteria that may be the source of these disorders. ... Full story

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

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