Posts Tagged ‘binge eating’

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…


By On July 3rd, 2018

People with binge eating disorder face higher risk of suicide

Binge eating disorder (BED) has been tied to numerous serious health issues, including heart disease, depression, and diabetes. Now, a study shows it may also increase a person’s risk for suicide. Other eating disorders, such as anorexia and bulimia, have been previously linked to increased suicide risk, but the issue remains largely unstudied among those…


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…


By On October 18th, 2017

Demi Lovato gets candid about her eating disorder in new documentary

Throughout her career, singer Demi Lovato has been outspoken about her trials with eating disorders and encouraged her fans to strive for a healthy body image. However, there is one thing she rarely talks about: her ongoing struggle with her own eating disorder. Like many who have largely overcome their eating disorders, Demi admits in…


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…


By On May 11th, 2017

What is the difference between overeating and binge eating?

Everyone has had the experience of overindulging in their favorite foods. But, at what point does this become a dangerous habit? What separates the normal bout of overeating and binge eating? It can often be a difficult line to draw, but the distinction is important. One is something everyone does, while the other cause isolation,…


By On April 25th, 2017

Are You Teaching Dangerous Eating Behaviors To Your Children?

In many ways, eating could be described as a learned behavior. Not the act of eating itself, but our eating behaviors and relationship with food are believed to be highly influenced by what we are taught at a young age. While this normally translates into unique tastes and preferences, a new Norwegian-British study warns that…


By On September 22nd, 2016

Binge-Eating Disorder Puts You At Risk For Over 40 Other Health Conditions

When people think of eating disorders, they typically imagine restrictive eating disorders like anorexia or bulimia. So, it might come as a surprise to learn that binge-eating disorder (BED) is actually the most common eating disorder in the United States. Binge-eating disorder is often ignored in the discussion about eating disorders, but it can have…

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