Navigation Links
MSU research indicates testosterone could guard against eating disorders
Date:3/3/2008

EAST LANSING, Mich. --- Testosterone appears to protect people against eating disorders, providing further evidence that biological factors -- and not just social influences -- are linked to anorexia and bulimia, according to new research findings at Michigan State University.

An ongoing, six-year study of 538 sets of twins in Michigan indicates that females who were in the womb with male twins have lower risk for eating disorder symptoms than females who were in the womb with female twins. Previous animal research has shown that females in the womb with males are exposed to higher levels of testosterone.

The new findings -- from a team of MSU psychology researchers -- are published in the March issue of the Archives of General Psychiatry, out today.

From these findings, it appears that testosterone exposure could have a protective effect against the development of disordered eating, said project researcher Kelly Klump, MSU associate professor of psychology and president of the Academy for Eating Disorders.

According to the academy, 10 percent or more of late adolescent and adult women report symptoms of eating disorders at any given time.

Klump said researchers have known for years that women are more affected by eating disorders than men and that some of that is due to social influences such as beauty ideals around thinness for women that we dont have for men.

But the question of whether biological influences also play a role has been an understudied area, she said. The fast-growing MSU Twin Registry, which includes more than 1,200 sets of twins ages 6 to 30, provided a substantial research population, said Klump, who runs the registry with Alexandra Burt, assistant professor of psychology.

Kristen Culbert, lead researcher on the project and a doctoral student in clinical psychology, said while societal differences have typically been used to explain why women are more affected by eating disorder
'/>"/>

Contact: Kristen Culbert
culbertk@msu.edu
517-432-3665
Michigan State University
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. New Research Shows Car Crash Deaths Increase Starting At Age 12
2. Researchers develop new tool to predict who will use microbicides
3. 4th International Malaria Research Conference
4. O.J. Brigance Named Honorary Chair of May 3 Race to Cure ALS, Confirms His Diagnosis by The Robert Packard Center for ALS Research at Johns Hopkins
5. USC researchers discover novel way to develop tumor vaccines
6. St. Jude Researchers Find Key Step in Programmed Cell Death
7. St. Jude researchers find key step in programmed cell death
8. When the rules of the game are broken: Research studies sports injuries related to illegal activity
9. Mayo Researchers Look for Explanation Behind High Incidence of Diabetes Among Asian Indians
10. NYU College of Nursing researcher awarded $4.1M grant to study nurses work decisions
11. Mayo researchers look for explanation behind high incidence of diabetes among Asian Indians
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:9/30/2014)... Michigan are pleased to announce an agreement to publish ... Endocrinology , which is now open for submissions and ... , The journal is led by Editor-in-Chief, Meng ... Metabolism, Endocrinology, and Diabetes, at the University of Michigan, ... international Editorial Board. , Clinical Diabetes and ...
(Date:9/30/2014)... cells cannot multiply and cardiac muscles contain few ... itself after a heart attack. Now Tel Aviv ... standard in cardiac tissue engineering. , Dr. Tal ... TAU,s Department of Biotechnology, Department of Materials Science ... have been developing sophisticated micro- and nanotechnological tools ...
(Date:9/30/2014)... NY Four scientists at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory ... under two new CSHL grants announced in Washington today. ... by the National Institutes of Health (NIH), totaling $46 ... initial funding for the BRAIN Initiative. ... was launched by the President in the spring of ...
(Date:9/30/2014)... A new report launched today by the ... Study on Ageing) conducted by academics from the ... Ireland, has highlighted the serious, complex and unique ... population. , The IDS-TILDA study is the first ... only one in the world with the ability ...
(Date:9/30/2014)... SIMpalm, the top iPhone app development ... great social networking music sharing experience. Lyricz LLC officially ... and iPod touch®. The App allows users to take ... pre-populated ITunes account. This app also gives users the ... photo of their choice to the snippet of selected ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:BioMed Central to publish open access journal in collaboration with the University of Michigan 2Health News:A heartbeat away? Hybrid 'patch' could replace transplants 2Health News:4 Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory scientists will contribute to President Obama's BRAIN Initiative under new NIH grants 2Health News:4 Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory scientists will contribute to President Obama's BRAIN Initiative under new NIH grants 3Health News:Longitudinal report shows challenging reality of ageing with an intellectual disability 2Health News:Longitudinal report shows challenging reality of ageing with an intellectual disability 3Health News:Longitudinal report shows challenging reality of ageing with an intellectual disability 4Health News:LYRICZ App for iPhone®, Helps You Share Images with Music to Inspire and Influence 2
... chronically ill Medicaid patients designed to provide care ... Jan. 27 Chronically ill members ... Health Insurance plans (CHIP) in Philadelphia are now ... homes, thanks to an innovative new partnership with ...
... A study by healthcare market research firm Manhattan Research ... support for continuing medical education (CME) funding. The results ... in the medical community about the role of commercial ... positions of those who actually use continuing medical education, ...
... thinner, Munro & Associates steps up for their customersTROY, ... and great for our customers," says Sandy Munro, Founder ... deliver 21 years worth of experience more efficiently and ... in today,s climate could spell disaster. No company can ...
... in fruit flies has led researchers to a sensitive and ... common type of kidney cancer. In the journal Science ... the University of Chicago shows that the biomarker known as ... cell carcinomas but not by normal kidney tissue. , Physicians ...
... state, construct prison health care centers throughout California.LOS ANGELES, ... this week to prevent a federal judge and his ... treasury for the sole purpose of reconstructing the state,s ... opposes the proposal to construct seven new prison facilities, ...
... Ages Two Years and Older , FT. WASHINGTON, Pa., ... Inc., today announced the availability of Children,s ZYRTEC(R) Allergy ... flavor product used to treat perennial and seasonal allergic ... ages two years and older. Children,s ZYRTEC(R) Allergy ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Physician Home Visits Centerpiece of New AmeriChoice and INSPIRIS Partnership in Philadelphia 2Health News:Physician Home Visits Centerpiece of New AmeriChoice and INSPIRIS Partnership in Philadelphia 3Health News:Manhattan Research Survey Finds That Physicians Overwhelmingly Support Commercially-Funded Continuing Medical Education 2Health News:Manhattan Research Survey Finds That Physicians Overwhelmingly Support Commercially-Funded Continuing Medical Education 3Health News:Survival Favors the Prepared 2Health News:Roadkill study could speed detection of kidney cancer 2Health News:Ventura County Taxpayers' Group Files Suit to Stop State-of-the-Art Hospitals for Incarcerated Felons 2Health News:Children's Sugar-Free, Dye-Free ZYRTEC(R) Allergy Syrup Now Available 2Health News:Children's Sugar-Free, Dye-Free ZYRTEC(R) Allergy Syrup Now Available 3
(Date:9/30/2014)... , N.J. and NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J., Sept. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ ... that allows Kessler Foundation and New Jersey Health ... research, education and patient care programs has been ... chief executive officer of Kessler Foundation and ... Health Foundation. "The experience of New ...
(Date:9/30/2014)... 2014  Georgia-Pacific Professional is a leading provider ... a wide range of away from home applications. ... in healthcare, including hospitals, long-term care facilities, surgical ... its healthcare products and solutions to the dental ... of infection control in the dental office," said ...
(Date:9/30/2014)... -- In a recent study it was ... the Eldor spinal needle 25G, 103 mm appeared significantly ... spinal needles of the same gauge and length of ... an excellent type of regional anesthesia for many operations ... It is estimated that 100 million patients worldwide ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Kessler Foundation Partners with New Jersey Health Foundation To Start Innovative Companies To Change the Lives of People with Disabilities 2Georgia-Pacific Professional Brings Its Success in Medical Solutions to the Dental Community 2Georgia-Pacific Professional Brings Its Success in Medical Solutions to the Dental Community 3
... SAN DIEGO, Sept. 26, 2011 Elevation Pharmaceuticals, Inc., ... aerosol therapies for patients with respiratory diseases, today announced ... and Chief Business Officer and Pravin Soni, PhD, as ... created positions. The company also announced that it drew ...
... 26, 2011 Clermont Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a ... positive results from a phase III trial ... latanoprost was compared to Xalatan® (latanoprost ophthalmic ... glaucoma.  Non-preserved latanoprost achieved the primary efficacy ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Elevation Pharmaceuticals Strengthens Management Team with Appointment of Executives 2Elevation Pharmaceuticals Strengthens Management Team with Appointment of Executives 3Clermont Pharmaceuticals Reports Positive Phase III Results for Drug to Treat Glaucoma 2
... multichannel pipettes speed up ... into microplates, with super ... volumes. The improved ergonomic ... multichannels, combined with super ...
... wide variety of applications. • Whole pipette is ... freely rotated against the handle to work in ... angle towards the microtiter plate. • The special ... common pipette tips, and provides a firm, parallel ...
Pipetman 8X200 Multichannel Pipette is an eight-channel, fully adjustable, air-displacement pipette having a useful volume range from 20 L to 200 L. Robustwith the usual Gilson qualities this pipette...
... multichannel pipettes speed up ... into microplates, with super ... volumes. The improved ergonomic ... multichannels, combined with super ...
Medicine Products: