THURSDAY, July 1, 2021 (HealthDay News) — 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 anorexiaContinue Reading

THURSDAY, June 24, 2021 (HealthDay News) — The brain interprets physical signals differently in people with depression, anorexia and some other mental health disorders, new research shows. British scientists examined “interoception” — the brain’s ability to sense internal conditions in the body — in 626 patients with mental health disordersContinue Reading

THURSDAY, June 17, 2021 (HealthDay News) — The U.S. fast-food industry has boosted spending on ads targeting kids, especially Black and Hispanic youth, new research shows. For the study, the researchers analyzed data on ad spending and TV ad exposure for 274 fast-food restaurants and found that annual spending hitContinue Reading

THURSDAY, April 15, 2021 (HealthDay News) — 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 with bulimiaContinue Reading

MONDAY, April 12, 2021 (HealthDay News) — Midnight snacks might feel satisfying in the moment — but they can also knock people off their game at work the next day, a new study suggests. The study, which followed nearly 100 employees, found a connection between “unhealthy” eating in the eveningContinue Reading

MONDAY, March 22, 2021 (HealthDay News) — 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 moreContinue Reading

FRIDAY, March 19, 2021 (HealthDay News) — 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 recovery. “OurContinue Reading

WEDNESDAY, March 3, 2021 (HealthDay News) — 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 advertisementsContinue Reading

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 20, 2021 (HealthDay News) — 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 called “bodyContinue Reading