“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 February 2-9 2014!”
Added Sugars Abundant in US Diets, Link to Death – Most U.S. adults are eating too much sugar and that’s linked to an increased risk of dying from heart disease, according to a new government study. Learn more.
The Argument for Orthorexia to be Classfied as an Official Eating Disorder – Most of us will be aware of anorexia and bulimia but how about orthorexia nervosa? I suspect many will be oblivious to the illness – not heard of it even, let alone know what it is. Learn More.
Binge Eating: Most Common Eating Disorder in US Garners More Attention – Binge eating disorder (BED) is the most common eating disorder in the United States, affecting 3.5 percent of women and 2 percent of men, according to the National Eating Disorders Association (NEDA). Despite its prevalence, BED was only added to the fifth edition of the American Psychiatric Associations’ Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5) in May 2013 – a move that has now prompted both researchers and physicians to pay more attention to the illness. Learn More.
Being Overweight in Kindergarten Sets Stage for Later Obesity – Children who are overweight when they start school are far more likely to be obese by the time they become teenagers, according to a new study of nearly 8,000 children. Learn More.
Obesity Down for American Teens, Except in Low-Income Families – A new study shows that teen obesity is on the decline in America – but not for low-income youths. Are the rich getting thinner and the poor getting fatter? Lack of exercise opportunities appears to be part of the problem. Learn More.
Food Addicts are Like Drug Addicts, Study Finds – Food addiction, a new study in the journal Appetite suggests, may have more to do with your personality than with your willpower. The authors found that food addicts often have the same impulsive personality traits that predispose people to abuse drugs and alcohol. Learn More.
Adolescents’ Salt Intake Correlates with Obesity, Inflammation – Most adolescents consume as much salt as adults — some more than twice the recommended daily allowance — and that high sodium intake correlates with fatness and inflammation regardless of how many calories they consume, researchers report. 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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