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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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Body Image Gap Between White and Black Women May Be Narrowing
The gap in body image that has long thought to exist between black and white American women may be narrowing in one respect: dissatisfaction with weight. A University of Indiana meta-analysis of more than 50 studies dating back to 1966 shows that overall, ...
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Article: Why We Stress-Eat
Hunger should be the last thing on our minds as we struggle to meet a deadline or argue with loved ones. Mentally taxing situations don't use enough energy to require eating more either. So why then do many of us--particularly those already concerned with w...
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Weight Control Determined by Emotional Drivers
In the October 2007 issue of Obesity, a study by researchers at The Miriam Hospital's Weight Control & Diabetes Research Center found that when dieting, emotional eaters lost less weight and regained more than those eating in response to external factors.
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Perceptions of Populariy Influence Weight Gain in Adolescent Girls
Being unpopular may be bad for physical as well as emotional health of teenage girls. A new study finds that girls who rate themselves as having low social standing weigh in at an average of two body mass index (BMI) points above their more popular peers.
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