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March 26, 2019

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March 26, 2019

Go for a Run or Eat Chocolate: A Choice Dictated by the Cannabinoid Receptors

Mar. 19, 2019 — A study reveals that the cannabinoid type 1 (CB1) receptors play an essential role in the choice between running and eating chocolatey ... read more

Persistent Low Body Weight in Young Kids Increases Risk for Anorexia Nervosa Later, Study Finds

Jan. 31, 2019 — A new study has found that a persistent low body mass index (BMI) in children, starting as young as age 2 for boys and 4 for girls, may be a risk factor for the development of anorexia nervosa in ... read more

New Insights Into Why We Crave Fatty Foods When Dieting

Jan. 24, 2019 — Researchers have identified new brain circuits that may act as a brake on binge eating and junk food craving. In rats who had spent a month eating a low-fat diet, researchers successfully inhibited ... read more

Half of Those on Parkinson's Drugs May Develop Impulse Control Problems

June 20, 2018 — Over time, half of the people taking certain drugs for Parkinson's disease may develop impulse control disorders such as compulsive gambling, shopping or eating, according to a new ... read more

More Care Needed in Warnings About Fertility in Eating Disorder Treatment

Feb. 21, 2018 — Women in treatment for eating disorders need more nuanced information about reproductive health, and more thought needs to be given to how and why fertility information is delivered, according to new ... read more

Eating Disorder Treatments Need to Consider Social, Cultural Implications of the Illness

Nov. 13, 2017 — People in treatment for eating disorders are poorly served when it comes to addressing the cultural aspects of eating problems, according to new research. This emerges as part of an overall set of ... read more

Anorexia Nervosa Has a Genetic Basis

June 12, 2017 — Anorexia nervosa is associated with genetic anomalies on chromosome 12, a large-scale, international whole-genome analysis has now revealed for the first time. This finding might lead to new, ... read more

Prenatal Stress Predisposes Female Mice to Binge Eating

May 30, 2017 — Stress changes our eating habits, but the mechanism may not be purely psychological, research in mice suggests. A study has found that stressed mouse mothers were more likely to give birth to pups ... read more

May 25, 2017 — Researchers have identified a subgroup of neurons in the mouse brain that, upon activation, immediately prompt binge-like ... read more

Study Shows Differences in Brain Activity Between Men, Women Who Are Obese

May 19, 2017 — A new study of obese people suggests that changes in their brains’ reward regions make them more prone to overeating, and that women and men exhibit different brain activity related to ... read more

For Anorexia Nervosa, Researchers Implicate Genetic Locus on Chromosome 12

May 12, 2017 — A landmark study has identified the first genetic locus for anorexia nervosa and has revealed that there may also be metabolic underpinnings to this potentially deadly ... read more

Parents' Use of Emotional Feeding Increases Emotional Eating in School-Age Children

Apr. 25, 2017 — Emotional eating is not uncommon in children and adolescents, but why youth eat emotionally has been unclear. Now a new longitudinal study from Norway has found that school-age children whose parents ... read more

Apr. 24, 2017 — Gene variants could affect food preferences in healthy people, according to a new study. The findings could lead to new strategies that make it easier for people to stick to an optimal ... read more

Religiosity Does Not Increase the Risk of Anorexia Nervosa

Apr. 11, 2017 — Religiosity has been associated with various forms of fasting and self-starvation for thousands of years. Many believe that extreme religiosity can be a risk factor of anorexia nervosa. However, a ... read more

Model of Anorexia Nervosa Created Using Stem Cells

Mar. 14, 2017 — An international research team has created the first cellular model of anorexia nervosa (AN), reprogramming induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs) derived from adolescent females with the eating ... read more

Even After Treatment, Brains of Anorexia Nervosa Patients Not Fully Recovered

Mar. 1, 2017 — Even after weeks of treatment and considerable weight gain, the brains of adolescent patients with anorexia nervosa remain altered, putting them at risk for possible relapse, according to ... read more

Feb. 23, 2017 — A small study in 16 people suggests that deep brain stimulation is safe and might help improve mood, anxiety and well-being, while increasing ... read more

Treatment Strategy for Anorexia

Feb. 20, 2017 — New research conducted in adolescent rodents provides insights on the mechanisms behind anorexia nervosa and points to a potential treatment ... read more

Feb. 2, 2017 — Women with anorexia display clear autistic traits, even once the eating disorder is under control and they have achieved a normal weight, according to research. The similarities between anorexia and ... read more

Stimulating the Brain With Electricity May Reduce Bulimia Symptoms

Jan. 25, 2017 — Key symptoms of bulimia nervosa, including the urge to binge eat and restrict food intake, are reduced by delivering electricity to parts of the brain using non-invasive brain stimulation, according ... read more

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