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Working Out Or Eating Healthy With A Partner Delivers 95 Percent Success Rate

Developing – and sticking to – healthy habits can be challenging, especially while dealing with or recovering from an eating disorder. But a new study shows that going at it with a friend can increase your success rate to an almost no-fail status. ExerciseFriends study ExerciseFriends.com conducted a study to analyze the habits of 25 …

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Ke$Ha In Rehab For Eating Disorder – Is Her Producer To Blame?

Pop star Ke$ha made headlines recently when she announced that she was entering rehab on Friday for an eating disorder. The singer-songwriter is reported to be in a facility outside of Chicago, Timberline Knolls, which is the same place Demi Lovato was treated. Now that the dust has settled around her announcement, some are saying …

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13.5 Percent Of Men Say Their Body Shape Affects Self-Worth

Men are grossly underrepresented when it comes to how they’re affected by eating disorders, a new study says. While researchers are beginning to see that more and more men struggle with disordered eating (a 2012 study found that 31 percent of men diet in secret), the impact this has on their lives, relationships and self-esteem …

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Katie Couric Talks Bulimia In More Magazine

It’s not easy being a world-renowned journalist. But Katie Couric seems to handle it with grace, speaking to More magazine about her personal life in the new issue. Last fall, Couric opened up about her struggle with bulimia when she interviewed guest Demi Lovato, who has been in the public eye for her issues with …

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Binge Eating Brings More Health Problems For Men

Binge eating disorder can create a host of health problems, but new research suggests that men with the condition will suffer the consequences more severely than women. A study from Yale University found that males who binge eat are more likely to have elevated cholesterol and high blood pressure – and they’re less likely to …

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Brother Of Dallas Mavericks Owner Details Body Dysmorphia Struggles In New Book

Brian Cuban, brother of Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban, has overcome alcohol and drug abuse, a suicide attempt and multiple visits to a psychiatric hospital. The root cause of these troubles, Cuban says, is deep-seated problems with body dysmorphia that can be traced all the way back to his childhood. ‘Shattered Image’ Cuban’s new book, …

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Males With Eating Disorders Suffering In Silence

While eating disorders seem to be an inherently female problem, experts say it’s time to give males some more attention. For a long time, males were thought to comprise only about 10 percent of eating disorder cases, but now that number seems to hover around 25 percent for anorexia or bulimia and 40 percent for …

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Men Who Are Sexually Harassed More Likely To Have Eating Disorders

A new study from Michigan State University shows that men who experience high levels of sexual harassment are more likely than women to engage in purging behaviors like vomiting or taking laxatives. As one of the first studies to assess how sexual harassment affects body image and behaviors in both women and men, the findings …

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Teen Boys Who Think They’re Too Skinny Are At Risk For Depression, Steroid Use

Boys who see themselves as overweight have a lower risk of depression than boys who think they’re too thin, according to recent findings from the American Psychological Association. It seems that male teens who perceive themselves as being underweight compared with their peers are more likely to suffer from depressive symptoms steroid use – especially …

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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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