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Why anorexic patients cling to their eating disorder

Anorexic patients drastically reduce food intake and are often not capable of changing their behavior. This can lead to life-threatening weight loss. Using MRI technology, scientists at Heidelberg University Hospital have discovered for the first time processes in brain metabolism that explain thi...

Milkshakes are medicine for anorexic teens in family-based outpatient therapy

NEW YORK (April 2, 2009) -- Getting your teenager to drink a chocolate milkshake isn't something most parents need to worry about. But this is just the approach used in one treatment for anorexia nervosa. Known as Behavioral Family Therapy, or the Maudsley Approach, parents are called up on to sup...

Courtney Love Cracks a Joke on Her anorexic Appearance

American rocker Courtney Love looked shockingly thin during her performance at Hiro Ballroom on July 12 in New York City, and even cracked a joke about her emaciated appearance. The former Hole singer stopped between songs and took a sip from a protein shake, then apologized to the crowd, s...

Marking anorexia with a brain protein

...n women who have recovered from anorexia. This suggests that low BDNF levels may be reversible. Researchers at Chiba University in Japan found that anorexic women had lower levels of BDNF in their blood than healthy women or those who had recovered from anorexia. Women with low BDNF also had the lowest sel...

Dentists Often First to Spot Eating Disorders in Patients

...g and purging; or may encompass the ingesting of non-foods(1) (such as dirt, clay or chalk).(3) "A parent may not recognize a child is anorexic or bulimic, however, through a routine dental checkup, a dentist may spot the oral signs of the disease," said Dr. Katina Morelli, D.D.S., dental dire...

Several studies prove self-banning certain foods may cause food craving

...s 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 researchers- to...

New CT technology shows anorexia impairs adolescent bone development

... there was not a significant difference in bone mineral density between the anorexic patients and the healthy control group, there were significant structural differences, indicating that changes in bone structure begin to occur in anorexic patients well before decreases in bone density. "Our data suggest that r...

Brain patterns of former anorexics reveal clues to disorder's lasting impact

...icult to appreciate immediate pleasure if it does not feel much different from a negative experience. The caudate regions of the brains of formerly anorexic women, however, were more active than those of healthy controls, especially in the most anxious people, suggesting that women with a history of anorex...

Alarming Trend In Eating Disorders In Children

... children under 13. From March 2005, there were a total of 206 cases reported for a period of thirteen months. Of these, 37% of cases were found to be anorexic and boys contribute to 18% of all the cases. The youngest in the group was six years but showed only mild traces of anorexia. But there was a confirm...

A Call To Band Online Drug Pharmacies and Online Consultation by So Called “Cyber Doctor

... and erectile dysfunction products. However, even these life style drugs can be quite fatal, as in the case of 21-year-old Ana Carolina Reston. An anorexic Brazilian model, who lived on a diet of only apples and tomatoes. After her death it was suspected that she had also been taken a cocktail of prescrip...
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War on terror meets war on cancer

...atios obtained from a 'healthy' person to the ratios obtained from an obese person," Hegg says. "One also could imagine performing similar tests on an anorexic or bulimic individual. You would be asking whether the isotope ratio of the metabolite more closely matched the food that the individual consumed or t...
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