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Do The Benefits Of Reality Weight Loss TV Shows Outweigh The Risks

The all-important risk in question is do the benefits of reality weigh loss TV shows outweigh the risks of people developing an eating disorder such as anorexia. In a perfect world, seeing other people who weigh much more than a viewer of the show would inspire the viewer to want to lose weigh as well. …

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Dysfunction In Cannabinoids Linked To Eating Disorders

New research suggests there may be a cause and effect relationship between eating disorders and certain brain receptor dysfunction. The receptor affected, named the cannabinoid receptor or CB1, is the same receptor that responds to the active ingredient in marijuana. Cannabis is known to stimulate the users’ appetite. Researchers found dysfunction of the cannabinoid receptors …

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E-Therapy Works For Eating Disorders, Report Suggests

Many of those who suffer from eating disorders require therapy, but many do not get the therapy they need due to time constraints or the discomforts of leaving the house. A new study suggests that e-therapy, or internet based therapy, is effective in treating bulimia, and may be effective for other forms of eating disorders …

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Early Bedtime Helps Teenagers Maintain Healthy Weight And Keep Fit

A study from the University of South Australia has determined that teenagers who go to bed early are much less likely to be obese. These same teenagers also stand a better chance of being physically fit. 2 thousand Australian children and teenagers between the ages of 9 and 16 years were studied. The researchers looked …

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ED And Body Dissatisfaction High In Muslim Teenagers

These were the conclusions drawn of a research conducted at the University of Granada. Eating disorders was found to be 2.3-fold higher among Muslim adolescents than among their Christian classmates. Similarly, body dissatisfaction was 1.8-fold higher in the former group. Finally, as a general conclusion, an average of one in four adolescents suffers some type …

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Eating Disorders May Be Triggered By Traumatic Events

New research published in the May issue of the Journal of Clinical Nursing has determined that a lack of support following traumatic and/or transitional events may trigger serious eating disorders in some young people. The researchers from the University of Minnesota interviewed 26 women and one man who were receiving treatment from a specialist outpatient …

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Eating Disorders On The Rise

According to medical director of the Klarman Eating Disorders Center, Esther Dechant, M.D. and CEO of the Multi-Service Eating Disorders Association, Beth Mayer, eating disorders are on the rise. These two women in the Massachusetts area of the U.S. are experts in the field of eating disorders and in a recent report appearing in the …

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Eating Habits Drives People To Eat Bad Food

Called “environmental cues” by scientists, the elements that surround when and where we eat can define what we eat, even if it tastes bad. The scientists at USC conducted an experiment testing whether or not movie-goers who generally ate popcorn at the movies would eat week old stale popcorn. Those who didn’t usually eat popcorn …

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Eating Issues On College Campuses Raise Serious Concerns

20% of College Females Have an Eating Disorder There are varying estimates however, according to the National Eating Disorder Association, 20 % of college students have anorexia, bulimia or a binge-eating disorder. The majority of which are female students. Shocking Studies “Recent studies have shown that 50 percent to 60 percent of college students have …

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Exercise Helps Us Make Healthy Food Choices

Although it has been known that exercise and diet are important to maintaining a healthy weight, a new study of a compilation of data reveals that exercise actually prompts us to eat healthier foods. “Understanding the interaction between exercise and a healthy diet could improve preventative and therapeutic measures against obesity by strengthening current approaches …

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