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Anorexia, also commonly referred to as anorexia nervosa, is a serious life-threatening eating disorder where people have the perception that they are overweight when in fact they are extremely underweight. It is estimated that up to four percent of women have suffered from anorexia in their lifetime. If left untreated, anorexia can cause death. In …
Though it seems unlikely that eating disorders, like bulimia or anorexia, could begin in childhood, research has pointed out that it is indeed possible. The following are a number of signs that your child could be developing an eating disorder. 1. Weight Loss, Lack of Weight Gain One of the first signs of an eating …
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 …
Hormones In past years, researchers have connected three hormones to both obesity and eating disorders leptin, ghrelin, and the endocannabinoids. Leptin decreases food intake; ghrelin and the endocannabinoids increase a person’s food intake. Obesity Obese people have been found to have an abnormally high level of the hormone leptin in their bloodstream. People with anorexia …
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