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Internet Program Helps Prevent Eating Disorders
Researchers have found that an eight-week online cognitive behavioral program called Student Bodies helps prevents eating disorders in high-risk college-aged women. Four-hundred eighty college-age women with high body shape and weight concerns were recruit...
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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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Diabulimia: Emerging Eating Disorder in Diabetic Teens A Growing Cause for Concern
Eating disorders revolve around food: how much, when, where, and what exercise must be done to counter its effects. The criteria aren't that different from what a teenager trying to manage their diabetes goes through, except that teens with diabetes must a...
Big Girls Don't...Go To College?
Obese girls are half as likely to attend college as their thinner peers, shows a new study appearing in Sociology of Education. They are also more likely to consider killing themselves and to try drugs or alcohol. Analyzing data on almost 11,000 adolescent...
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ADHD Increases Risk for Bulimia
Impulsiveness associated with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) puts teen girls with attention problems at a substantial risk for eating disorders, shows a new study published in the Journal of Abnormal Psychology.
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