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  1. Eating Disorders and Autoimmune Diseases Linked

    Sept. 12, 2014 -- Several autoimmune diseases have been linked to, and may even play a role in the development of, eating disorders, new research suggests. In a large study of more than 2,000 Finnish people with eating disorders, investigators found they were more likely to have an autoimmune diseas

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  2. Normal-Weight Teens Can Have Eating Disorders

    By Tara Haelle HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Aug. 26, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Teenagers do not need to be rail thin to be practicing the dangerous eating behaviors associated with anorexia, a new study suggests. Rather, the true measure of trouble may be significant weight loss, and the Australian re

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  3. Pride Over Weight Loss May Help Drive Anorexia

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Aug. 6, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Women with the eating disorder anorexia nervosa feel a sense of pride about their weight loss, and this positive emotion may play a major role in the deadly condition, according to a new study. "What we think happens is

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  4. How to Stop a Binge Before It Happens

    For someone with binge-eating disorder, the urge to overeat can be overwhelming. And while the first few bites can sometimes feel good, shame, guilt, and regret can quickly follow. But it’s possible to stop a binge before it starts, or even once it’s begun. Follow a regular meal plan. “The most impo

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  5. What to Do After a Binge

    If you have binge-eating disorder, you know you can't really take back an over-indulgence. But there are ways to react to a binge that can actually help you prevent the next one, experts say. Learn from your binge, says Doug Bunnell, PhD, former president of the National Eating Disorders Association

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  6. Men With Eating Disorders Often Ignore Symptoms

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, April 8, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The widely held belief that only women experience eating disorders delays men with these conditions from getting treatment, a new British study says. "Men with eating disorders are underdiagnosed, undertreated and under-r

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  7. 'Love Hormone' May Help Those With Anorexia

    By Randy Dotinga HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, March 13, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A small, preliminary study hints that a hormone connected to positive feelings could help ease obsessions with food and obesity in people with anorexia. "Patients with anorexia have a range of social difficulties, which

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  8. Brain Stimulation Shows Promise for Eating Disorders

    By Alan Mozes HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Nov. 12 (HealthDay News) -- New research suggests that some patients with anorexia or bulimia who receive targeted, noninvasive magnetic brain stimulation may experience relief from their binge eating and purging behaviors. Doctors used a procedure called "r

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  9. Q&A With Demi Lovato

    From a field of former Disney teen stars -- think Selena, Miley, plus their older pop sisters Britney and Christina -- Demi Lovato, 21, is one of the most relatable. In 2010, she entered a rehab facility to deal with issues of depression, bulimia, addiction, and cutting, and she's been equally forth

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  10. Eating Disorders in Women Over 50

    June 21, 2012 -- Eating disorders don't just strike teens. A new survey shows that middle-aged women binge, purge, and engage in extreme exercise and dieting about as often as adolescents do. "Strikingly, things are as bad in this age group as they are in the younger age groups. I was sort of gobsma

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