Posts Tagged ‘eating disorder news’

By On May 2nd, 2016

UK Scientists Claim Anorexia Is Linked To An Autoimmune Disorder

While anorexia is easily the most recognized and discussed eating disorder today, the truth is we know shockingly little about what conditions lead to developing the disorder – let alone how to actively treat the biological components contributing to anorexia. However, a team of researchers claims to have potentially found the root of the disorder…


By On March 11th, 2016

People With Anorexia May Experience Less Pleasure From Physical Touch

Individuals with anorexia experience numerous well-documented side-effects and symptoms that can take a severe toll on their bodies, but some physical issues associated with the disorder are still being discovered. A Ph.D. student at the University of Hertfordshire in the UK recently found that individuals with anorexia nervosa experience less pleasure from physical touch in…


By On November 6th, 2015

What Is Orthorexia and Why Is Everyone Talking About It?

While it has yet to be recognized in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5), a new eating disorder has been receiving widespread attention since an article about it from Broadly went viral recently. Orthorexia, an eating disorder characterized by an unhealthy obsession with healthy food, has been around since the term was…


By On August 28th, 2015

Researchers Suggest Workout Supplement Overuse Could Be New Eating Disorder

Workout supplements are growing in popularity for people wishing to get in shape, but a new study suggests the rising popularity is also leading to increased abuse of the substances. The researchers who led the study say the findings indicate workout supplement overuse could even be an emerging novel eating disorder. Richard Achiro, PhD, California…

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