“As an Eating Disorder Professional, I know that many of my clients that are in treatment for Anorexia, Bulimia, Bulimarexia, Binge Eating Disorder or Obesity are overwhelmed by all the information in the news about our health. In hopes of relieving some of the stress this can inflict on both my patients and readers, I’ve highlighted some of the weekly health news that was of particular interest to all of us at The Norton Center for Eating Disorders and Obesity. From my eating disorder and obesity treatment center in Cincinnati, here is your weekly news update for the week of August 11 – August 18 2013!”
Girls With Anorexia Show Characteristics of Autism, Study Finds – Scientists studying girls with the eating disorder anorexia have found they show a mild echo of the characteristics of autism – a finding which could point to new ways of helping anorexics overcome their illness. Learn More.
Baby Formula May Increase Risk of Adult Obesity, Diseases, Study Says – Formula-fed babies may grow too quickly and may be more susceptible than breastfed babies to obesity and other chronic diseases later in life, a new study says. Learn More.
3 Ways Yoga Can Help Relieve Eating Disorders – A 2013 systematic review, published in Disability and Rehabilitation, reveals physical therapy including yoga can help patients suffering from anorexia and bulimia. Learn More.
Kids May Not Offset Extra Exercise at School – Children who exercise at school don’t make up for the extra effort by being less active at home, according to a new U.S. study that used accelerometers to track kids’ activity levels. Learn More.
Kids’ Chronic Stomach Pain Tied to Anxiety Disorders – Children with chronic or recurring stomach pain without a clear medical explanation were also more likely to have an anxiety disorder than those without stomach problems, in a new study. Learn More.
Internet-based Intervention For Eating Disorders in Adults: A Systematic Review – This systematic review evaluates the efficacy of internet-based interventions for the treatment of different eating disorders in adults. Learn More.
Picking or Nibbling: Frequency and Associated Clinical Features in Bulimia Nervosa, Anorexia Nervosa, and Binge Eating Disorder – Picking or ribbling (P&N) is a newly studied eating behavior characterized by eating in an unplanned and repetitious manner in between meals and snacks. This behavior seems to be related to poorer weight loss outcomes after bariatric surgery for weight loss in severely obese patients, but clarification is still required regarding its value in other clinical samples. The purpose of this study was to investigate the frequency of P&N across different eating disorder samples, as well as to examine its association with psychopathological eating disorder features. Learn More.
Sugar Love – A history of our love affair with sugar. Learn More.
Were there any news articles that you saw this week that really grabbed your attention? Leave a comment with a link. If the article helped you, it will likely help some of my other readers!
Dr. J. Renae Norton is a clinical psychologist, specializing in the outpatient treatment of obesity and eating disorders such as anorexia, bulimia, bulimarexia, and binge eating disorder (BED) and the Director of The Norton Center for Eating Disorders and Obesity in Cincinnati, Ohio. She is the Director of The Norton Center for Eating Disorders and Obesity in Cincinnati, Ohio.
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