“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 September 30 – October 7 2013!”
Binge Eating Twice as Common as Bulimia [Study] – Women who binge eat are less likely to get married while men who binge eat are more likely to struggle with finding — and keeping — a job, says a new study in the Epidemiology and Psychiatric Sciences journal. The study shows both men and women, however, will experience long-lasting effects, such as depression, on par with those living with bulimia. People who struggle with binge eating are also more likely to experience more days where they’re unable to work or participate in regular activities. Learn More.
Heart Doctors Call for Help for Severely Obese Kids – Rates of overweight and obesity in U.S. children and teens may be leveling off, but kids at the extreme – the severely obese – are still swelling in numbers and need attention, according to a new statement from the American Heart Association (AHA). Learn More.
New York Times Reporter Michael Moss Talks About Food Addiction – “We can reduce our addiction to salt, fat and sugar,” New York Times reporter Michael Moss said Thursday. Moss was the first speaker in the 2013 Springfield Public Forum speakers series held at Springfield Symphony Hall. “I would encourage people to do simple cooking,” Moss added, and rely less on ready made convenience foods from the supermarket. Learn More.
The High Fructose Corn Syrup Addiction – Yes, a teaspoon of sugar may help the medicine go down. Take 12 and it is a good bet that you are on the road to needing more medicine. The average American consumes about 12 teaspoons of high fructose corn syrup daily. That’s nearly 55 pounds per year! Learn More.
Researchers Discover Brain Circuit that Controls Overeating – When a particular circuit in the brain is stimulated, it causes mice to voraciously gorge on food even though they are well fed, and deactivating this circuit keeps starving mice from eating, a new study shows. The findings suggest that a breakdown within this neural network could contribute to unhealthy eating behaviors, the researchers said, although more work is needed to see whether the findings are also true of people. Learn More.
Readers Beware: Hidden GMO Ingredient Found in Cheese, Even from Grass-Fed Cows – Many people enjoy cheese, but its getting harder to find high-quality GMO-free cheeses. As many readers already know, most dairy cows are fed GMO feed, but what few people may know is that even cheese derived from grass-fed cows may be contaminated with GMOs. 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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