Eating Disorders News Weekly – Controversial Commercials, Weightloss Surgery For Teens & Bulimic Housewives

So much to discuss this week in Eating Disorder News – Yoplait launches a commercial that has sparked a lot of controversy in claims that it promotes eating disorders, watch the video here and decide for yourself. Housewife of Orange County Alexis Ballino talks about her lifelong struggle with Anorexia and Bulimia. Weightloss Surgery for Teens on the rise. Find out the latest statistics on teens receiving Lapband and other bariatric surgery procedures.

Does Yoplait’s New Commercial Promote Eating Disorders – Watch the Video & Decide for Yourself

We are all constantly bombarded with images of “ideal” women in television commercials, magazine advertisements, movies and on billboards. But what sort of affect do these images have on our psyches and behaviors? The National Eating Disorders Association (NEDA) believes that commercials can have a large effect on us — and a negative one. Yoplait has recently pulled a commercial that many feel promoted eating disorders. See the video for yourself below and check out the original article on the controversial Yoplait commercial here.

Housewives Celebrity, Alexis Ballino, Talks Battling Both Anorexia & Bulimia

alexis ballino talks about eating disordersRecently, reality star Alexis Bellino opened up for the first time about her life-long battle with food. The Real Housewives of Orange County personality has admitted that she has struggled with eating disorders since she was 12 years old, battling both anorexia and bulimia. And while the 34-year-old mother of three says she is in a much better place right now, she confesses she still struggles with eating issues – and believes she always will. To read more of Alexis’ story check out this article.

Obesity Surgery for Teens is Not a Viable Long Term Solution

weightloss surgery for teenagersMore and more young people, who are obese and often suffering from serious health complications, are undergoing operations to help them lose weight. Bariatric surgery, simply referred to as weight loss surgery, is being recommend to teens at an alarming rate.  While fewer than 1,000 teens have the surgery in the U.S. each year (versus 200,000 to 250,000 adults), it is becoming more common among adolescents as obesity rates continue to rise. Popular forms of bariatric surgery include Lapband and Gastric Bypass Surgeries. To read more on these alarming numbers check out the original article on Weight Loss Surgery for Teens.

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