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16 Sep

Vaping Increases Eating Disorder Risk Among Students, Study Finds.

College students who use e-cigarettes are at increased risk of developing an eating disorder, researchers say.

12 May

Weight In Young Girls Linked To Eating Disorder Risk

Body mass index in girls as young as 7 may be a warning sign of future anorexia nervosa or bulimia, according to a new study.

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17 Jan
Baby's Feeding Troubles Tied to Later Developmental Delays

Baby's Feeding Troubles Tied to Later Developmental Delays

Parents struggling with infant feeding issues may have another reason to persevere: New research ties feeding problems with an increased risk of developmental delays.

For the study, the mothers of nearly 3,600 children were surveyed about feeding problems at 18, 24 and 3...

13 Dec
Pandemic Brought Big Rise in New Cases of Anorexia

Pandemic Brought Big Rise in New Cases of Anorexia

A new study confirms yet another consequence of the pandemic for children and teenagers: Eating disorders, and hospitalizations for them, rose sharply in 2020.

The study of six hospitals across Canada found new diagnoses of anorexia nearly doubled during the first wave o...

24 Nov
Pandemic Doubled Need for Inpatient Care of Eating Disorders

Pandemic Doubled Need for Inpatient Care of Eating Disorders

The number of people who were hospitalized for eating disorders such as anorexia and bulimia doubled in May 2020, about two months after the COVID-19 pandemic was officially declared a national emergency.

The new study didn't look at why there was such a surge in eating ...

12 Nov
Adult 'Picky Eaters' on What Parents Did Right and Wrong

Adult 'Picky Eaters' on What Parents Did Right and Wrong

As many parents know, children can be notoriously picky eaters. In some cases, their chronically fearful approach towards food amounts to what is considered a serious psychiatric condition.

But a new survey of adults who were, and continue to be, finicky eaters suggests ...

07 Oct
Picky Eating, Social Phobia Often Linked in College Students

Picky Eating, Social Phobia Often Linked in College Students

Parents frazzled by their little ones' finicky food choices often sigh in exasperation, thinking: "They'll grow out of it by college."

Maybe not, suggests a new study from Bowling Green State University in Ohio. Some young people continue their picky eating into early ad...

24 Sep
New Tricks to Turn Your Fussy Eater Around

New Tricks to Turn Your Fussy Eater Around

If your children are picky eaters, bribing or pressuring them will probably backfire.

But there are other steps you can take to help them get over their fussiness, researchers report.

Australian scientists reviewed 80 studies to find out more about fussy eaters.

15 Sep
Is There a Link Between Vaping and Eating Disorders in the Young?

Is There a Link Between Vaping and Eating Disorders in the Young?

College students who vape appear to be at higher risk of having an eating disorder, a new study suggests.

"The study's findings are especially relevant as we have seen a surge in referrals for eating disorders and substance use disorders during the pandemic," said study ...

13 Aug
Odds for an Eating Disorder May Vary by Income

Odds for an Eating Disorder May Vary by Income

Young Americans from low-income homes are more likely than those whose families are better off to be unhappy with the way they look and to have an eating disorder, a new study finds.

University of Minnesota researchers examined 2010-18 data from Project EAT, a long-runn...

13 Jul
Hospitalizations for Teens With Eating Disorders Rose Sharply During Pandemic

Hospitalizations for Teens With Eating Disorders Rose Sharply During Pandemic

The pandemic may have triggered yet another burgeoning health problem: New research suggests that more than twice as many young people as is normal were hospitalized with eating disorders in the first 12 months of the COVID-19 surge in the United States.

There were 125 e...

09 Jul
Is Your Kid a Fast or Slow Eater? Personality Might Tell

Is Your Kid a Fast or Slow Eater? Personality Might Tell

Could your children's eating habits be a reflection of their personalities?

A new study finds a link between the two, but researchers say it's not clear exactly how they influence each other.

They found that slow eaters are less likely to be extroverted and im...

01 Jul
New Insights Into How Eating Disorders Alter the Brain

New Insights Into How Eating Disorders Alter the Brain

Behaviors associated with eating disorders can make real changes to the brain, new research shows. The findings could help explain why these serious disorders are often chronic -- and may also point the way to new treatments.

Eating disorders -- such as anorexia nervosa...

14 Jun
Teasing People About Weight Can Help Bring on Eating Disorders

Teasing People About Weight Can Help Bring on Eating Disorders

What can make a young person vulnerable to eating disorders? Teasing them about any extra pounds they may carry, researchers say.

"Our findings add to the growing evidence that weight-based mistreatment is not helpful and is often harmful to the health of young people," ...

26 May
Diet Pill Use Could Be a Step Away From Eating Disorder

Diet Pill Use Could Be a Step Away From Eating Disorder

WEDNESDAY, May 26, 2021 (HealthDay News) - - Teenage girls who use over-the-counter diet pills and laxatives to lose weight run a very high risk of developing eating disorders, researchers say.

In a new U.S. study, girls who used diet pills had a 258% greater risk of bei...

11 May
In Girls as Young as 7, Weight May Predict Odds for Eating Disorder

In Girls as Young as 7, Weight May Predict Odds for Eating Disorder

Could there be a way to tell years in advance which girls are more likely to develop eating disorders?

New research from Denmark suggests that childhood body mass index (BMI) may offer important clues. BMI is an estimate of body fat based on height and weight.

The ...

04 May
Eating Issues Common in People With Autism, and Girls Are More Susceptible

Eating Issues Common in People With Autism, and Girls Are More Susceptible

While it's well established that autism and certain eating issues go hand in hand, does gender also play a role?

Apparently it does, according to Swedish researchers who set out to better understand whether being male or female influenced eating issues in people who hav...

15 Apr
Bingeing, Stress Snacking: How the Pandemic Is Changing Eating Habits

Bingeing, Stress Snacking: How the Pandemic Is Changing Eating Habits

Americans' eating habits have changed for the worse during the COVID-19 pandemic, including an increase in eating disorders, researchers say.

For their study, the University of Minnesota team analyzed information gathered between April and May of 2020 from participants i...

15 Apr
Stress Not Always a Trigger for Relapse in Eating Disorders: Study

Stress Not Always a Trigger for Relapse in Eating Disorders: Study

Stress does not trigger binge eating in people with eating disorders, new research suggests.

The findings challenge a common theory that's never been directly tested in patients, according to the study authors.

Their research included 85 women (22 with anorexia, 33...

07 Apr
Do You 'Wolf Down' Your Food? Speedy Eaters May Pack on More Pounds

Do You 'Wolf Down' Your Food? Speedy Eaters May Pack on More Pounds

Are you the type to linger over a meal, or do you tend to eat quickly without giving it much thought?

New research confirms that you're better off going the slow route, because fast eaters tend to consume more and be more vulnerable to gaining weight and becoming obese. ...

22 Mar
Pandemic Has Many Kids Struggling With Weight Issues

Pandemic Has Many Kids Struggling With Weight Issues

Kids and teens are already struggling to learn outside the classroom during the pandemic, but lockdowns and quarantines are also making it hard for them to control their weight, child health experts say.

Lost routines, economic insecurity and grief are making things more...

19 Mar
Lockdowns Are Putting People With Eating Disorders in Crisis

Lockdowns Are Putting People With Eating Disorders in Crisis

At Eating Recovery Center, which offers treatment and services for people who have eating disorders, intensive outpatient and partial hospitalization programs were switched to virtual when the pandemic began.

But that didn't sit well with people who were working on their...

03 Mar
Social Media, Binge Eating Often Go Together for Kids

Social Media, Binge Eating Often Go Together for Kids

Could endless hours spent scrolling through social media and watching TV trigger binge eating in preteens?

Apparently so, new research suggests.

"Children may be more prone to overeating while distracted in front of screens. They may also be exposed to more food ad...

18 Feb
Spotting an Eating Disorder in Your College-Age Child

Spotting an Eating Disorder in Your College-Age Child

When your child enters college, the last thing you may be worried about is an eating disorder, but one expert says there are warning signs that parents shouldn't miss.

"Parents and family members are often the first to identify when their loved one is struggling with an ...

19 Jan
Doorway Study Reveals How Anorexia Changes 'Body Awareness'

Doorway Study Reveals How Anorexia Changes 'Body Awareness'

A study that examined how people walked through doorways provides new insight into anorexia's effect on a person's body image.

It's long been known that people with anorexia overestimate their body size, but this study examined unconscious body awareness -- formally call...

12 Jan
Do Gut Microbes Play a Role in Anorexia?

Do Gut Microbes Play a Role in Anorexia?

Gut microbes may play a significant role in the eating disorder anorexia, a new British study says.

Researchers from the University of Oxford reviewed available evidence suggesting that in people with anorexia gut microbes could affect affect appetite, weight, and mental...

07 Jan
Hope Can Save People From Making Bad Choices: Study

Hope Can Save People From Making Bad Choices: Study

Hope may help prevent you from doing things that aren't good for you, a new study claims.

The investigators wanted to find out why some people are more likely to fall into risky behaviors, such as gambling, drinking too much, taking drugs and overeating.

To do this...

04 Jan
Stressed Out in Lockdown, America's Young Adults Are Overeating

Stressed Out in Lockdown, America's Young Adults Are Overeating

When the coronavirus pandemic started, many people began baking banana bread and sourdough loaves at home. Stress eating is nothing new, and 2020 was a year filled with angst for a lot of people.

But researchers at the University of Southern California (USC), Los An...

25 Dec
Think You Gained Weight During Quarantine? You Might Be Wrong

Think You Gained Weight During Quarantine? You Might Be Wrong

That "quarantine 15" weight gain may be all in your head, not on your hips.

A team from Florida State University (FSU) compared information on actual and perceived weight changes among a sample of college students from January to April 2020. Participants were far more li...

20 Oct
Is There a Better Therapy for Hospitalized Anorexia Patients?

Is There a Better Therapy for Hospitalized Anorexia Patients?

It may seem counterintuitive, but when someone with the eating disorder anorexia nervosa is hospitalized, treatment often begins by cutting calories. Now, new research suggests that those eating restrictions can be safely relaxed in the hospital.

Starting with a low...

10 Sep
Who's Most Likely to Binge Eat Amid Pandemic?

Who's Most Likely to Binge Eat Amid Pandemic?

A lot has been made of the so-called "quarantine 15." Now, a new study suggests certain people are more likely to binge eat during the coronavirus pandemic than others.

Most often they are young adults who faced social stigma about being overweight before COVID-19 sw...

31 Aug
Online Therapy, Coaches Help Ease Eating Disorders

Online Therapy, Coaches Help Ease Eating Disorders

Most college students with an eating disorder never seek treatment, but more than 8 in 10 were willing to try a new treatment that combines digitally guided therapy with coaching assistance, a new study reports.

Even better, the new technique was more effective at re...

24 Aug
Lockdowns Tough on People With Eating Disorders: Survey

Lockdowns Tough on People With Eating Disorders: Survey

The coronavirus pandemic has brought significant challenges for people with eating disorders, a new study finds.

During the early stages of the pandemic lockdown in the United Kingdom, researchers at Northumbria University in Newcastle surveyed people who currently h...

21 Aug
Eating Disorders Cost Billions in the U.S.

Eating Disorders Cost Billions in the U.S.

Eating disorders -- such as anorexia nervosa, bulimia and binge-eating disorder -- cost the U.S. economy nearly $65 billion in one recent year, a new report shows.

About 75% of that ($48.6 billion) was due to lost productivity, according to the researchers.

...

20 Aug
Anorexia Often Stunts Girls' Growth, Study Finds

Anorexia Often Stunts Girls' Growth, Study Finds

Girls with the eating disorder anorexia nervosa may have stunted growth, new research suggests.

People with anorexia nervosa believe they weigh too much, even if they're underweight. They may lose a dangerous amount of weight by dieting, exercising excessively, or b...

26 May
For Many Kids, Picky Eating Isn't Just a Phase, Study Finds

For Many Kids, Picky Eating Isn't Just a Phase, Study Finds

For parents hoping their "picky" eater will grow out of it, a new study may be unwelcome news.

Researchers found that choosy 4-year-olds were still turning their noses up at many foods at age 9 -- suggesting their finicky eating is more of a trait than a phase.

...

18 May
Autism May Spur Eating Disorders in Adolescence, Study Finds

Autism May Spur Eating Disorders in Adolescence, Study Finds

Autism may be a risk factor for eating disorders, a new study suggests.

Previous research has shown that 20% to 30% of adults with eating disorders have autism, and the same is true for between 3% and 10% of children and teens. But it wasn't clear if ...

21 Apr
Many Adults Delay Getting Help for Eating Disorders

Many Adults Delay Getting Help for Eating Disorders

Young adults may be waiting too long to seek help for eating disorders, a new study suggests.

Researchers surveyed 300 young adults, ages 18-25, in Australia. They found the majority had eating, weight or body shape concerns.

"Concerningly, only a minority ...

03 Feb
Eating Disorders, Exercise Addiction Go Hand in Hand: Study

Eating Disorders, Exercise Addiction Go Hand in Hand: Study

People with an eating disorder are much more likely to have exercise addiction than those with normal eating habits, British researchers say.

They analyzed data from more than 2,100 people who took part in nine studies in the United States, United Kingdom, Australia ...

03 Jan
How Does Missed Sleep Affect Your Appetite?

How Does Missed Sleep Affect Your Appetite?

If you need yet another health reason to get enough sleep, here's one that may wake you up: Science shows that a loss of sleep can make you eat more. And that doesn't mean healthful salads and green veggies.

Studies have shown that total sleep deprivation can trigger...

19 Dec
TV Could Sway Viewers to Prefer Thinner Women: Study

TV Could Sway Viewers to Prefer Thinner Women: Study

People who watch lots of TV prefer thinner women, which suggests that TV can influence opinions about preferred body shapes, researchers say.

Their study included 299 men and women in a remote area of Nicaragua, in Central America. Participants were either regular TV...

05 Dec
More Teen Time on Social Media, More Eating Disorders?

More Teen Time on Social Media, More Eating Disorders?

The more often young teens turn to social media, the more prone they are to eating disorders, new research suggests.

While the study does not prove social media use causes eating disorders, it raises a red flag, said study author Simon Wilksch. He's a senior research...

21 Nov
Diet Pill, Laxative Use Often Precedes an Eating Disorder

Diet Pill, Laxative Use Often Precedes an Eating Disorder

Girls and young women who use diet pills and laxatives to control their weight are at increased risk for eating disorders, a new study finds.

Researchers analyzed data from more than 10,000 girls and women, aged 14 to 36, from 2001 to 2016.

Among those who ...

28 Oct
Are You an Emotional Eater?

Are You an Emotional Eater?

Is emotional eating your downfall? One way to find out is with the EADES or "Eating and Appraisal Due to Emotions and Stress" questionnaire developed by Amy Ozier of Northern Illinois University.

First published in 2007, it has been used and refined by many other re...

08 Oct
Eating Disorders Linked to Suicide Risk

Eating Disorders Linked to Suicide Risk

Eating disorders, serious medical conditions that few report, may trigger suicide attempts, three new studies show.

Research lead by Tomoko Udo, an assistant professor of health policy, management and behavior at the University at Albany, State University of New Yor...

16 Aug
Higher Risk of Mental Health Problems for Transgender College Students: Study

Higher Risk of Mental Health Problems for Transgender College Students: Study

Transgender college students are two to four times more likely than their classmates to have mental health problems, researchers say.

They analyzed data from more than 1,200 gender-minority students on 71 U.S. campuses who took part in an annual nationwide survey. Ge...

01 Aug
Is Your Daughter, the Athlete, Eating Enough?

Is Your Daughter, the Athlete, Eating Enough?

Exercise is essential for girls, but problems can occur if they take in too few calories.

Young females who eat too little risk menstrual irregularity, weak bones and eating disorders. Among high school girls, only 1% have all three issues, but between 16% an...

23 Jul
Extreme Eating Habits Could Be an Early Clue to Autism

Extreme Eating Habits Could Be an Early Clue to Autism

Lots of kids are picky eaters. But when eating habits in young children are extreme, it could be a sign of autism, researchers say.

A new study finds atypical eating behaviors -- such as hypersensitivity to food textures or pocketing food without swallowing -- in 70&...

11 Jul
For Kids With Rare Condition, 'Restricted' Diets Can Turn Dangerous

For Kids With Rare Condition, 'Restricted' Diets Can Turn Dangerous

Two young patients -- one 3 and the other 13 -- have a rare condition that calls for a highly restricted diet. Both have so much trouble eating that they developed an eating disorder and required feeding tubes, a new report shows.

Such is the fate of some of those wi...

25 Jun
Many Young Men Putting Health at Risk to Bulk Up

Many Young Men Putting Health at Risk to Bulk Up

Image is everything for most teens and young adults, and 22% of young men and 5% of young women turn to potentially dangerous methods to "bulk up," a new study says.

These unhealthy methods -- dubbed "disordered eating behaviors" -- include eating to gain we...

14 Jun
When Healthy Eating Turns Into a Dangerous Obsession

When Healthy Eating Turns Into a Dangerous Obsession

When eating healthy becomes an around-the-clock obsession, it could be a sign of trouble.

An extreme preoccupation with clean eating is an eating order called orthorexia nervosa. Though less well-known than anorexia nervosa or bulimia -- and not as well-documented -- ...

12 Jun
Foods May Taste Better If You're Sitting

Foods May Taste Better If You're Sitting

Everybody eats while standing at parties, picnics and food trucks, but science suggests we'd all enjoy our food much more if we sat down.

Your posture -- that is, whether you're sitting or standing -- affects your sense of taste. And researchers at the University of ...

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