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Anorexia Linked To Abnormal Cholesterol Processing

The largest DNA-sequencing study on anorexia has associated the disorder to gene variants that regulate cholesterol metabolism. This means that the eating disorder could, in part, be caused by disruptions in how the body processes cholesterol. Over 3,000 patients studied The research, which was conducted by collaborators representing more than two dozen different institutions, included …

Instagram Still Saturated With Pro-Ana Pictures

In a move away from glamorizing eating disorders, social picture-sharing app Instagram banned certain hashtags such as “anorexia” and “thinspo” last year. But UK eating disorder charity Beat says that the problem is not going away–and that too many vulnerable young women can easily search for “pro-ana” images, upload their own “thinspiration” pictures and gain …

Anorexia May Be Linked To Strep Infection

A recent report in the Los Angeles Times highlights a case where a child who was infected with Strep subsequently suffered obsessive compulsive disorder. It was thought to be caused by an immune dysfunction that can trigger a variety of mental illnesses, including anorexia. PANDAS, the name given to this disorder, is thought to be …

Being Overweight Is Top Cause For Bullying, Surveys Find

While children will find a variety of reasons to bully other kids, being overweight is the reason behind most bullying that occurs in schools, according to two new surveys. Parents of children ages 2-18 answered questions by Yale researchers, offering their perceptions and concerns about weight-based bullying and victimization in children. They were also asked …

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 …

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Katrina Survivors Prone To Eating Disorders

A recently released study shows serious emotional disturbances among children who were affected by Hurricane Katrina. The study was published in the Journal of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and revealed the estimated prevalence of serious emotional disturbances (SED) among residents of the affected areas was 14.9 percent Characteristics of SED include inappropriate behavior, depression, hyperactivity, …

Eating Disorder Awareness Week Friday Video

Each day of Eating Disorder Awareness week I will be posting a new video – today’s is on what to say to someone/how to approach someone showing warning signs & the steps to recovery. Enjoy! ?Lauren Bersaglio PS- if you haven’t checked it out yet, visit my youtube channel:  

Is Picky Eating A Sign Of Something More?

Parents aren’t unfamiliar with their kids’ eating habits. And whether your kids are the type who eat everything (lucky you) or they’re the kind that won’t touch a single thing that’s not shaped like a dinosaur, you’re probably just dealing with a temporary phase. Like adults, children all have their preferences. But as the instances …

Are You Gaining Weight?

Are you gaining weight? Do you fantasize about certain foods? Are you obsessed with the mirror? The scale? Do you question what’s wrong? I know I did. It all began for me as a teenager: 13 years old to be exact. I did not know how to come out of it. I tried every diet …

Complications Of The Vaginal Thrush Or Yeast Infection

Vaginal yeast is a type of fungus that is present in the vagina in small quantities. An imbalance in the volume of vaginal yeast causes a yeast infection in women. While the condition isn’t life threatening, there could be serious complications if the infection is left unattended. Most women suffer from a vaginal yeast infection …

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