“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 26-February 2 2014!”
Social Media Sites Need to Do More to Eliminate Pro-Anorexia Messages, But They Aren’t Behind the Rise in Eating Disorders – The number of children and teenagers seeking help for eating disorders has risen by 110 per cent in the past three years. How much does social media play a part? Learn More.
Adolescent Girls With Anorexia May Do Fine with Day-Treatment Programs – Adolescent girls with anorexia nervosa may be able to safely participate in outpatient treatment, according to a new study from Germany. While outpatient treatment for anorexia nervosa is not common in many countries, researchers found that adolescent girls who took part in a day-treatment program didn’t do any worse than those who stayed at a hospital for months of therapy. Learn More.
DDT Exposure More Common in People with Alzheimers [study] – People who had been exposed to the pesticide DDT were more likely to have Alzheimer’s disease than those with no traces of the chemical in their blood, researchers found in a new study. Learn More.
Omega-3 Intake Inversely Linked to Signs of Brain Aging – Older women with higher levels of omega-3 fatty acids in their blood had slightly less brain shrinkage than women with low fatty acid levels in a new study. Learn More.
‘Fed Up’, A Film About Childhood Obesity, Has Food Industry on Defense – ‘Inconvenient Truth’ producer Laurie David teams up with Katie Couric to make a film that doesn’t have a distributor yet but already has the Grocery Manufacturers Association defending its efforts. Learn More.
Children Who Eat a Lot of Fast Food Often Eat Poorly at Home, Study Finds – Children who frequent fast-food restaurants are more likely to eat foods high in saturated fats and sugars at home, according to researchers from the University of North Carolina. A published study came to the conclusion that even if all fast-food restaurants were to close today, the diets of the majority of frequent fast-food eaters wouldn’t change much. Learn More.
The New GMO Threatening Your Health – A toxic old weed killer could make a big comeback if a chemical company with a sketchy past gets its way. Learn More.
Organic Milk May Save Your Heart – A new study links milk from grass-fed cows to a reduced risk of heart attacks. 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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