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Boys More Likely to Recover from Anorexia
A UCLA study shows that the symptoms of anorexia may be more persistent in recovering female patients than recovering male patients. Studying 99 male and female anorexics age 14 to 17, researchers found that one year after recovery, 8.4 percent of females ...
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Gay Men (And Women) Vulnerable to Eating Disorders
Comedian Margaret Cho once joked that when it came to eating disorders, gay men took them far more seriously than women. A population-based study released today by Columbia University reveals the truth behind the (dark) humor. The survey of 516 straight a...
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"Typical" Eating Disorder Criteria Miss Males, Non-Whites
Criteria for diagnosing eating disorders have been designed around their most common patient, a white, teenage female. However, recent research shows that as many as one in four people with eating disorders are male, suggesting these guidelines may miss a l...
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Anorexic Brain Set on Planning, Not Pleasure
Women who recover from anorexia show notably marked differences in brain patterns one year after recovery, states a report in this month's American Journal of Psychiatry.
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Estrogen Linked to Anorexia
High levels of estrogen in the womb may increase risk of anorexia, shows new research published in the Archives of General Psychiatry.
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Family Meals Reduce Disordered Eating in Teen Girls
Worried about your daughter's eating habits? New research shows eating five or more meals together per week as a family considerably decreases the likelihood of teen girls engaging in extreme diet behaviors such as fasting or vomiting.
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