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Alcohol abuse, eating disorders share genetic link

Part of the risk for alcohol dependence is genetic, and the same is true for eating disorders. Now, researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have found it's likely some of the same genes are involved ...

Aug 21, 2013
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Fatty foods really are mood enhancers

A new study published in the August issue of the Journal of Clinical Investigation shows just why it is that people tend to turn to fatty foods in order to boost their emotional state and reduce feelings of sadness. Be it ...

Jul 27, 2011
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The science of eating disorders

This week is National Eating Disorders Awareness Week, when a spotlight is placed on the many forms eating disorders can take and the people they harm. It is important to look at how these disorders are caused, dangers associated ...

Feb 26, 2016
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Anorexia is not a choice

Eating disorders have the highest mortality rate of any mental illness. In fact, more than 10 percent of people with anorexia nervosa – dieting and/or exercising to the point of emaciation – will die prematurely from ...

Feb 24, 2016
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