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By On July 17th, 2018

Small group of neurons may be the key to treating binge eating

Researchers at Rutgers Brain Health Institute say they have found a potential target for treating binge eating behavior using mice. The small group of brain cells called ‘orexin’ neurons are known for transmitting information using the chemical orexin and have been previously linked to drug abuse and addiction. Now, the group of researchers believes the…

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By On July 5th, 2018

Eating disorders are increasingly common in the military

Eating disorders are becoming increasingly more common within the military, with diagnoses increasing by 26% over a five-year period, according to new research. The findings, published recently in the Defense Health Agency’s Medical Surveillance Monthly Report, indicate that the prevalence of eating disorders had been consistently increasing from the start of the study in 2013…

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By On June 29th, 2018

Does having an eating disorder increase your chance of being bullied?

Past research has made it clear that teens who have been the victim of bullying from a young age are significantly more likely to develop an eating disorder. Now, a new study published in JAMA Psychiatry suggests the reverse may hold true as well. “In some kids, disordered eating might lead to bullying,” wrote Tracy…

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By On June 14th, 2018

Overweight people are more likely to have an eating disorder, but are less likely to be treated

When people think about eating disorders, they typically think of thin people – usually women. However, this is forgetting the most common eating disorder in society today: binge eating disorder. Now, a new study reminds us that, despite the stereotypes, overweight or obese individuals are more likely to show signs of disordered eating behaviors compared…

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By On June 1st, 2018

First new estimates in a decade show changing eating disorder rates

If you’ve read about eating disorders in the past 10 years or so, you’ve probably read the same set of statistics which estimate approximately 30 million people in the US live with an eating disorder. That isn’t a coincidence. Despite how widespread eating disorders are, how dangerous they can be, and the commonly accepted notion…

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By On January 19th, 2018

Stress and hunger hormones make evening a risky time for binge eating

The late-night urge to snack is something we all encounter from time to time, but new research suggests this phenomenon is the result of riding “hunger hormone” levels and decreasing “satiety (or fullness) hormones” in the evening. More so, the impact of these hormone changes may have an even greater impact on people prone to…

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By On November 21st, 2017

How to make Thanksgiving safe for those with eating disorders

For most, Thanksgiving is a time to relax with family and feast on a variety of homecooked food. But, for the 30 million men and women living with eating disorders in America, the holiday is considerably less simple. Thanksgiving can be a precarious, stressful, and potentially triggering to those living with or recovering from an…

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By On August 3rd, 2017

In-person therapy remains the best way to treat binge eating disorder

While internet based therapies may be helpful for some people with binge eating disorder, a new study shows that traditional face-to-face cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) remains the most effective way to treat the eating disorder. “Although there is evidence that structured self-help treatments based on cognitive-behavioral therapy may be effective for patients, it was unclear…

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