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Overeating Will Be Major Cause Of Liver Transplants By 2020

Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, a condition that sometimes requires a liver transplant, is often seen in people who are overweight or obese. And according to researchers from Newcastle University, overeating is expected to trump alcohol abuse as the leading cause for liver transplants by 2020. In an interview with The Guardian, Dr. Quentin Anstee reports …


Weight Is Not The Only Thing Dieters Needs To Be Concerned With

Most people go on a diet to lose weight and those diets are not always the best thing for your body in the long run. Eating a well balanced diet with exercise several times, a week is the only diet that can guarantee weight loss without harming your body. Harmful Effects of Dieting Aside from …


Bullying Linked To Eating Disorders

Getting pushed around on the playground isn’t just a childhood cliché. In fact, it’s a serious problem that experts say can be linked to deep psychological trauma and problems for a developing child’s self-esteem, sense of worth and ability to form healthy relationships. More bullying, more eating disorders than two years ago Now a new …


What Role Does Oxytocin Play In Binge Eating?

In a study done by York University researcher Caroline Davis and her colleagues at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health is the first of its kind to demonstrate the variations of the Oxytocin Receptor gene contribute to how some people overeat or engage in episodes of binge eating. The team investigated how the genes …


Anorexics And Obese Individuals Shown To Have Opposite Brain Reward Response

A new study published in the journal Neuropsychopharmacology has provided experimental evidence for opposite brain reward responses in individuals with obesity and anorexia. The researchers wanted to determine whether or not rewards are perceived differently by the brain in persons suffering from eating disorders such as anorexia. They suspected that obese individuals would demonstrate a …


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Media Watchdogs are volunteers across the country who choose to closely monitor various forms of media, commending or critiquing advertisements or programs that positively or negatively impact body image and self-concept. Watchdogs monitor TV, radio, newspaper, magazine and internet ads or programs and send notices of ads or programs worthy of praise or protest to …


Just What The Doctor Ordered….

Talk therapy, family therapy, medication…if you’ve ever had an eating disorder or lived with someone who has, dealing with recommended treatments can be work. And they are often effective. But sometimes, you just need to do something else. Sometimes, you need to be reminded that it is still possible to have fun, to be silly, …


Changing Places

I see her getting smaller and smaller. I see her eyes losing all the hope she ones had. I see her mood deteriored. She beating herself up over having a C in a stupid test. She’s studying like an obsessed person starting while eating breakfast. She doesn’t take breaks, doesn’t eat properly, doesn’t care. Where …


Post Traumatic Stress Disorder And Eating Disorders

Artist, Kaia Arthur via etsy.com Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) PTSD and eating disorders often co-occur, particularly as individuals suffering from an eating disorder usually report a history of trauma.  Research suggests that engagement in eating disorder behaviors may be a method of coping with the discomforting emotions and experiences correlated with PTSD.  Thus, the …


Eating Disorder Myths

Eating disorder myths are hard to fight since many uninformed doctors, therapists and magazines give out false information. The Victorian prides itself with having doctors, therapists, counselors and support staff members who are constantly being exposed to the newest research from the eating disorder field. Today we will try to shine some light on the …


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