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Eating Disorders in the News June 21, 2010

Posted Jun 21 2010 7:47am
Eating Disorders in the News
carried out by Cardiff University, involved 550 youngsters from South
Wales aged from 11 to 16 years old, reveals that magazine images are
linked to teenage eating disorders
 - - June 19 2010-
GOSSIP magazines have been linked to worrying changes in teenagers' eating patterns that could lead to eating disorders.
research reveals a link between reading the weekly magazines, which
regularly comment on celebrities' body shapes, and boys and girls who
skip meals, make themselves sick after eating or binge eat.  Read More     Blog Comment Here  
Estradiol implicated as potential genetic factor in eating disorders - - June 18, 2010  - Preliminary
data suggest that high levels of estradiol may play a role in eating
disorders and body dissatisfaction among pubertal girls. Results of a
pilot study conducted at Michigan State University and Florida State
University indicate that the influence of one's genes on eating
disorder symptoms was much greater in pubertal girls with higher levels
of estradiol (>5.79 pg/mL) than pubertal girls with lower levels of
"In addition to the influence of ovarian hormones on
mood, such as depression and anxiety, there are also very potent
influences on eating disorders," Kelly Klump, PhD, associate professor
of psychology at Michigan State University, told Endocrine Today.
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 Study: Human Brain Naturally Distorts Body Image
 - - June 16, 2010 -
Scientists from University College London discovered that the brain
naturally distorts body image, which could explain certain eating
disorders, BBC News reports.
In the study published in the
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Dr. Matthew Longo and
his colleagues asked 18 volunteers to put their left hands palm down
under a board and predict the location of their hand's knuckles and
fingertips using a pointer.  Read More    Blog Comment Here

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