“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 March 3-10 2014!”
Obesity Rate for Children Has NOT Plummeted – When evaluating the total sample across age groups, rather than just 2- to 5-year-olds, there haven’t been any change at all in obesity levels. Learn more.
A Hidden Epidemic: Eating Disorders in the Gay Community – Statistics from the International Journal of Eating Disorders suggests that 15% of gay or bisexual men have struggled with disordered eating habits throughout their lives, including binge eating, anorexia and bulimia. Of men who struggle with eating disorders, around 42% identify as gay or bisexual. Learn more.
Emotion Regulation Difficulties in Anorexia Nervosa Before and After Inpatient Weight Restoration – This study examined: changes in emotion regulation difficulties in underweight inpatients with anorexia nervosa (AN) following weight restoration, and differences in emotion regulation between AN subtypes at acute and weight-restored stages of illness. Learn More.
Increased Intake of Fish Can Boost Good Cholesterol Levels – Increasing the intake of fatty fish increases the number of large HDL particles, according to a recent study completed at the University of Eastern Finland. Learn More.
U.S. GMO Crops Show Mix of Benefits, Concerns – After more than 15 years of using genetically modified crops, U.S. farmers are continuing to see an array of benefits, but the impacts on the environmental and on food production are mixed, and high farmer use of a popular herbicide on GMO crops is a cause for ongoing concern, according to a report issued by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Learn More.
Disordered Eating or Eating Disorder: What’s the Difference? – In our culture there is an obsession with size and weight, diet and exercise–the pervasiveness of disordered eating is astounding. Research suggests that up to 50% of the population demonstrate problematic or disordered relationships with food, body, and exercise. Rates of clinical eating disorders are much lower, estimated from 1% to 3% of the general population. Learn More.
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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