Psychology & Psychiatry

Anorexia/bulimia: A bacterial protein implicated

Eating disorders (ED) such as anorexia nervosa, bulimia, and binge eating disorder affect approximately 5-10% of the general population, but the biological mechanisms involved are unknown. Researchers at Inserm Unit 1073, ...

Attention deficit disorders

Children with ADHD at risk for binge eating, study shows

Children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, or ADHD, are significantly more likely to have an eating disorder—a loss of control eating syndrome (LOC-ES)—akin to binge eating, a condition more generally diagnosed ...

Neuroscience

Brain circuitry that triggers overeating identified

Sixty years ago scientists could electrically stimulate a region of a mouse's brain causing the mouse to eat, whether hungry or not. Now researchers from UNC School of Medicine have pinpointed the precise cellular connections ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Depression in young people affects the stomach, anxiety the skin

Mental disorders and physical diseases frequently go hand in hand. For the first time, psychologists at the University of Basel and Ruhr University Bochum have identified temporal patterns in young people: arthritis and diseases ...

Health

When 'healthy' eating becomes a health risk

In their quest for healthy eating, many Americans are turning to restrictive diets – from vegan to Paleo to low-carb – that they believe are the most "pure" or beneficial. But when people decide to go beyond these and ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

The biology behind binge eating

Female rats are much more likely to binge eat than male rats, according to new research that provides some of the strongest evidence yet that biology plays a role in eating disorders.

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