Eating Disorders

Unexplained weight gain? Consider sleep-related eating disorders

Unexplained weight gain? Consider sleep-related eating disorders

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For patients who are gaining weight seemingly without cause, consider sleep-related eating disorders for a diagnosis.

Screening tool detects eating disorders

Screening tool detects eating disorders

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The acronym SCOFF can help identify patients with a likely case of anorexia or bulimia.

Eating disorders common in adolescent girls with type 1 diabetes

Eating disorders common in adolescent girls with type 1 diabetes

By age 25 years, cumulative probability of onset of eating disorder is 60% among young women with type 1 diabetes, according to the data.

Abnormal brain responses to hunger in patients with anorexia

Abnormal brain responses to hunger in patients with anorexia

The patients who recovered from anorexia showed decreased response to reward, even when hungry.

ADHD drug approved to treat binge-eating disorder

ADHD drug approved to treat binge-eating disorder

Patients taking Vyvanse experienced a decrease in the number of binge eating days per week.

Dieting young triggers greater health complications later in life

Dieting young triggers greater health complications later in life

In young women, dieting at a younger age predicts obesity, extreme weight control measures, and alcohol misuse.

Eating disorders, alcoholism genetically linked

Eating disorders, alcoholism genetically linked

Genes may contribute 38% to 53% of the risk of developing those disorders, researchers estimate.

Eating disorder symptoms evident in older women

Eating disorder symptoms evident in older women

As many as 71.2% of women aged 50 years and older who participated in an online survey reported that they were trying to lose weight and 13% reported at least one eating disorder symptom.

Help for a young adult with anorexia and bulimia

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Are there other treatment options for eating disorders after therapy, acupuncture, nutrition counseling and in-patient hospital stays have failed?

Ana, Mia and you in the age of obesity

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As obesity and the growing strain it places on health care dominate headlines, have we forgotten that many women continue to struggle with anorexia and bulimia?

Nutrition therapy for new diabetes patients

Nutrition therapy for new diabetes patients

The latest evidence-based dietary recommendations from the American Diabetes Association focus on disease prevention and treatment.

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