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Those That Prefer Fatty Foods May Be Genetically Predisposed

Scientist have discovered that people who have special forms of the gene CD36, may prefer high fat foods more than those who do not have the same set of gene forms. Researchers say this may explain why some people struggle to stay on low fat diets. The findings may also help clinicians personally select diets …

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Those With Body Image Disorder Process The “Big Picture” Differently

Brain activity in those suffering with Body Dysmorphic Disorder, or BDD, have shown in a UCLA study that they process information differently than those without the disorder. This affects how inanimate objects are viewed, as well as their own body. Director of the OCD intensive Treatment Program at the University of California, Los Angeles, Dr. …

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Understanding Orthorexia

Orthorexia is a new eating disorder that has to do with when people are too obsessed with healthy eating: “Is it possible to be too concerned about your health? Yes, and the consequences may surprise you. Orthorexia is a condition that stems from an obsession with healthy eating. Though not officially an eating disorder, it …

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Unregulated Appetite In Children Gains Focus In Research

Recently, scientists are pushing to find new treatment methods for hyperphagia, a condition that is often diagnosed in children with unregulated appetite. The condition is often linked to the genetic disorder Prader-Willi syndrome (PWS). InnoCentive Inc. And the Foundation for Prader-Willi Research have joined forces to find new treatment options for those that suffer with …

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Very Thin People May Have Genetic Disorder

A report done by Medical News Today highlights what English and Swedish researchers found while studying genetics in extremely overweight and underweight subjects. The study published by the scientific journal Nature said that people who carry extra copies of part of chromosome 16 tend to be extremely thin. Other studies have shown that those who …

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Weight Loss Before Wedding More Likely To Cause Weight Gain Later

A new research study published in the journal Body Image has determined that prospective brides who feel pressured to lose weight before their wedding are more likely to experience weight gain later on. The study, by researchers at Flinders University in South Australia examined wedding-related weight changes in nearly 350 brides one month before their …

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