News You Can Use: Week of January 19th-26th, 2014

News You Can Use

“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 January 19-26 2014!”

Doll to be Sold in UK Promotes Anorexia, Critics Say – A baby doll that rejects food is slated to hit store shelves in the United Kingdom next month, and mental health experts believe the toy will encourage eating disorders among children. Learn More.

Bulimia Treatment Compares Finds CBT Superior to PPT – Researchers assess how psychoanalytic psychotherapy, often used to treat eating disorders, fares when compared with cognitive-behavioral therapy in a long-term study. Learn More.

Warning: Teen Obesity is Hazardous to Your Child’s Health and Future Career – According to the Centers for Disease and Control and Prevention, “childhood obesity has more than doubled in children and tripled in adolescents in the past 30 years.” Parents need to pay attention to this statistic. Why? Because children are in danger of living short lives and have the potential to become invalids. Learn More.

Community Programs May Help Dads Lose Weight – Men who participated in a community fitness program for obese fathers lost weight and increased their activity levels in a new study from Australia. Learn More.

Belly Fat Worse for Older Men than Low Testosterone – For older men, having a big belly is more closely tied to general health problems than having low testosterone levels, a new study suggests. Learn More.

Overweight Americans Who Pick Diet Drinks Eat More Food [study] – Heavy Americans who drink diet beverages rather than those sweetened with sugar appear to eat more, according to a study that raised questions about the role lower-calorie drinks play in helping people lose weight. 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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