Overweight & Obesity

Researchers link binge eating and weight-loss challenges

Someone who binge eats consumes an objectively large amount of food while feeling a loss of control over eating. When episodes occur weekly for several months, the action moves into the realm of binge-eating disorder. So ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Smarter apps to help fight the scourge of eating disorders

Around 20 million people in the EU suffer from eating disorders with an annual associated cost of EUR 1 trillion. Debilitating and stressful at best, at worst fatal, those suffering can face long delays in getting treatment. ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Signs that someone you know may have an eating disorder

It is estimated that 30 million people may suffer from an eating disorder at some point, and if these estimates are correct then that number is higher than depression. But what are the signs that someone you know may be struggling ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Unhealthy cravings curbed by smartphone treatment

What if an app could recognise when you are craving unhealthy food and give you a notification to warn you not to eat it? Researchers in the EU are working to make this a reality for those with eating disorders.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Lisdexamfetamine dimesylate has early benefit in binge eating

(HealthDay)—Lisdexamfetamine dimesylate (LDX) is associated with early improvement in efficacy measures in adults with binge-eating disorder (BED), according to research published in the August issue of the International ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Keep an eye out for eating disorders in loved ones

(HealthDay)—Millions of Americans have eating disorders, but it can be difficult for family and friends to detect these problems in loved ones, a doctor warns.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Eating disorders are affecting more UK women in their 40s and 50s

In a UK study of 5,320 women, 3% were found to have an active eating disorder in mid-life, a figure higher than expected as eating disorders are primarily associated with adolescence or early adulthood. The research was published ...

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