“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 December 8-15 2013!”
Parental Stress Linked to Childhood Obesity – A new study shows a link between parental stress and weight gain in children. Researchers at St. Michael’s Hospital in Toronto discovered that children whose parents have high levels of stress have a Body Mass Index (BMI) about 2 percent higher than children whose parents have low levels of stress. Learn More.
Group Therapy May Help Ease Social Anxiety Disorder – Talk therapy conducted in groups could help people with social anxiety disorder, according to a new review of past studies. Learn More.
Few People Read Restaurant Calorie Information – More fast food and chain restaurants are posting calorie counts on their menus, but a new study suggests only one in three diners reads that information. The good news is, most consumers who do read calorie counts take them into consideration when deciding what to order. Learn More.
What Separates A Healthy and Unhealthy Diet? Just $1.50 Per Day! – If you want to eat a more healthful diet, you’re going to have to shell out more cash, right? It turns out, the cost difference between eating a healthful and unhealthful diet is only about $1.50 per day! Learn More.
These Days, School Lunch Hours are More Like 15 Minutes – The school lunch hour in America is a long-gone relic. At many public schools today, kids are lucky to get more than 15 minutes to eat. Some get even less time. Parents and administrators are concerned that a lack of time to eat is unhealthful, especially given that about one-third of American kids are overweight or obese. 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!
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