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By On January 25th, 2018

LGBTQ people face unique eating disorder risks

While awareness of eating disorders has grown over the past decade, many groups vulnerable to eating disorders still get overlooked because they don’t fit the stereotype. Young, heterosexual, white women now have wider access to treatment, and face less stigma when openly talking about their eating disorders. Meanwhile, men, people of color, and especially LGBTQ+…

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By On November 10th, 2017

Study suggests autoimmune disease could increase risk for eating disorders

While eating disorders are categorized as a mental illness, researchers are finding new links to physical diseases like immune system disorders that may help us understand how eating disorders develop. In a study published in the journal Pediatrics, a team of researchers says they have found evidence that immune system issues may make an individual…

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By On July 27th, 2017

Are musicians at risk for eating disorders?

There are several groups that have been known to be at high-risk for eating disorders. Women, athletes, and teens, in particular, are known to face a higher risk than other demographics. But, a new study suggests there may be a group that has gone unrecognized until now: musicians. According to a new report published in the…

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By On August 30th, 2016

Seeing Double: Twins Have a Heightened Risk of Eating Disorders

With how frequently eating disorders are brushed away “cries for attention” or “just the behavior of young girls”, it can be easy to forget that these life-threatening disorders are far from something a person can control. Eating disorders are serious medical conditions and there is strong evidence the cause of eating disorders is rooted in…

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By On April 15th, 2016

Researchers Recreate Conditions That Contribute To Anorexia In Mice

A team of researchers from Columbia University Medical Center say they have uncovered how a combination of genetic and environmental factors can trigger anorexia using mice in a recent study. According to the report published in the journal Translational Psychiatry, researchers have long believed the risk of anorexia is connected to a number of genetic,…

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By On January 8th, 2016

Underestimating Eating Disorders Can Be a Fatal Mistake

Eating disorders are the most lethal category of psychiatric disorders, taking the lives of up to 1.4 million people in the United States alone. Despite this, eating disorders are also one of the least talked about mental disorders due to a combination of myths and stigmas. One of the biggest issues preventing better understanding of…

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