Black girls are 50 percent more likely to be bulimic than white girls
An important new study challenges the widespread perception that bulimia primarily affects privileged, white teenagers such as "Gossip Girl" character Blair Waldorf, who battled bulimia on the show earlier this season.
Rather, girls who are African American are 50 percent more likely than girl...
Kelly Clarkson Reveals Bulimic Past
American idol winner Kelly Clarkson has revealed that she was bulimic
during her high school days .
In an interview to 'CosmoGirl!' in its August issue, the singer said that she suffered from the eating disorder after she tried to lose weight for a role in a play.
"I thought...If I c...
Dentists Often First to Spot Eating Disorders in Patients
...creasing the risk for periodontal [gum] diseases.
According to the National Eating Disorders Association, studies have found up to 89 percent of bulimic
patients have signs of tooth erosion, due to the effects of stomach acid.(5) Over time, this loss of tooth enamel can be considerable, and the teeth c...
Several studies prove self-banning certain foods may cause food craving
...evaluate this phenomenon.
The authors also deal with those populations in which food craving is evident in a special way, such as depressed, obese, bulimic
and anorexic persons. "The experience of chocolate craving, considered by some people to be an addictive conduct, has been studied according to the re...
Brains of Bulimia Patients Wired Differently
...e errors and, when they were performing the task, they did not engage the same brain circuitry as the controls.
Participants with the most previous bulimic
episodes and the highest rates of preoccupation with shape and weight performed the worst on tasks and engaged the frontostriatal circuits the most.
Bulimia Can't Hide From This Dentist
...lict it upon yourself..." Hiding the signs becomes a way of life, until the bulimic
goes to the dentist that is.
"The mouth is like an open book, the... people in pain suffering from mental illness that manifests itself through bulimic
purging behavior," says McKay. The book, the first that links dental disea...
Does this make me look fat?
...blished online in the Journal of Youth and Adolescence, a Springer publication.
Dangerous weight control practices such as excessive dieting and bulimic
tendencies often begin in adolescence and can have serious long-term health implications. Although it is clear that peers can have a major effect on a...
Family-based treatment more effective than supportive psychotherapy in treating bulimia
...olescents, while another 2 percent to 3 percent of adolescents present with bulimic
symptoms that are clinically significant but do not meet full threshold cri...d 80 patients (age 12 to 19, average age 16.1), 37 with bulimia and 43 with bulimic
symptoms. Between 2001 and 2006, 41 were randomly assigned to family-based ...
Excessive Male Hormones can Cause Bulimia in Women
Bulimia nervosa is seen to affect women ten times more than men. Most bulimic
women are of normal body weight, but lesser bone mineral density .They have...have low levels of the female hormone oestradiol.The testosterone levels in bulimic
women were notably higher than healthy individuals. The male hormone testos...