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By On October 23rd, 2018

Montana teen explains why it was hard to believe he was anorexic

Zach Schermele lived the typical life you would expect of a boy growing up in Montana. As he describes it, Zach “grew up in a household with no short supply of hunter’s orange, Sunday night football, and diesel trucks. He was also harboring a secret. Zach Schermele was living with anorexia nervosa. “I am a…

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By On October 16th, 2018

Apple donates 1,000 Apple Watches for binge eating disorder research

Apple Watches have become a popular way for people to monitor their health, and now Apple is hoping this technology can go even further by assisting in medical research. According to a report from CNBC, the company is donating one-thousand Apple Watches for a study seeking to track biological changes in people living with binge…

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By On September 26th, 2018

Experts discuss why LGBTQ people are at such high risk for eating disorders

It is no secret that LGBTQ individuals are significantly more likely to develop eating disorders compared to heterosexual and cisgender people. According to the National Eating Disorder Association, gay men are 7-times as likely to live with an eating disorder and 12-times more likely to report purging behavior. Similarly, bisexual or lesbian women and transgender…

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By On August 28th, 2018

Model Ireland Baldwin shares her experience with an eating disorder

It would be easy to think Ireland Baldwin has lived a charmed life as the daughter of actors Alec Baldwin and Kim Basinger, but the 22-year-old recently opened up about struggling with body issues throughout her life. Over the weekend, the emerging model shared several photos and messages on Instagram detailing how she battled eating…

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By On August 2nd, 2018

Anorexia may rewire how the brain responds to taste

A unique difference in how the brain responds to taste may help explain how eating disorders develop in individuals and open the door to potential future treatments according to a new study published in the journal JAMA Psychiatry. A group of researchers from the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus says they have found evidence…

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By On July 23rd, 2018

Brain stimulation system shows promise in treating severe anorexia

Researchers say they may have found a way to treat the most severe cases of anorexia be connecting electrodes to very specific areas of the brain. Before you go imagining old “electro-shock” therapies you’ve seen in horror movies, this system is discreet and non-painful. It requires placing electrodes inside the brain connected to a small…

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