“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 July 14- July 21 2013!”
Why Intuitive Eating Can Be Difficult – Several studies have linked impaired interoception to the development and maintenance eating disorders. A new study, published in the journal Appetite, found that interoception is linked to a person’s ability to be successful at intuitive eating. The better your interoception, the better you are at intuitive eating. Learn More.
What If Everything We Think About Obesity is Wrong? – What if some of our fundamental ideas about obesity are just wrong? This is the question asked by Peter Attia, a surgeon and researcher who has dedicated his medical career to investigating the relationship between nutrition, obesity and diabetes. Learn More.
Scientific Evidence: Diet Drinks Lead to Obesity, Disease – Earlier this week, a paper published in Trends in Endocrinology and Metabolism pointed out something that the beverage industry would like you to ignore: accumulating evidence suggests that frequent consumers of sugar substitutes may be at increased risk of excessive weight gain, metabolic syndrome, type 2 diabetes, and cardiovascular disease. Learn More.
Eating Disorders in LA Teens Equally Common in Men and Women – Surprising new results are coming in from a study of Los Angeles area high school students and their relationship towards eating disorders. As it turns out, the stereotypical image of the anorexic 16-year-old cheerleader is no longer very accurate at all, especially in Los Angeles. Learn More.
Mid-life Eating Disorders: The Divorcees and Exercise Junkies Flying Under the Radar – Eating disorders are typically associated with adolescent women with anorexia and bulimia. But new research shows many victims of eating disorders are in their 30s and 40s—men and women struggling with discontent about ageing and taking drastic measures to achieve thin, ‘ripped’ bodies, or binge eating to try and ward of shame and guilt. Learn More.
Study Links Weight Talks with Eating Disorders in Teens – A new finding reveals a strong association between the manner in which parents discuss weight with children and the likelihood of developing eating disorders. 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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