“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 May 25 – June 1 2013!”
People choose larger portions of ‘healthy’ foods: People will choose larger portions of food if they are labeled as being “healthier,” even if they have the same number of calories, according to a new study. READ MORE.
Who Owns Organics – Updated: Dr. Phil Howard updates his popular infographic on the organic food industry. READ MORE.
When body-appearance obsession becomes a disorder: A disfiguring bump on the nose that seems to scream for plastic surgery; eyebrows that appear to get thicker and thicker, requiring constant plucking; bodybuilding that never seems to build enough muscle to satisfy — the obsessions that come with body dysmorphic disorder (BDD) can take many forms. READ MORE.
Phthalates linked to high blood pressure in kids: New study finds exposure to phthalates commonly used in food packaging may cause metabolic and hormonal abnormalities, especially in kids. READ MORE.
9-year-old Hannah to McDonald’s CEO: ‘Stop tricking kids’: Nine-year-old Hannah Robertson had the opportunity at a McDonald’s stockholder meeting to ask CEO Don Thompson a question. Here’s what she asked: “I don’t think it’s fair for big companies to trick kids into eating food that isn’t good for them by using toys and cartoon characters. Mr. Thompson, don’t you want kids to be healthy so they can live a long and happy life?”. READ MORE.
C-sections tied to child obesity: More babies born via cesarean section grow up to be heavy kids and teens than those delivered vaginally, according to a new study of more than 10,000 UK infants. READ MORE.
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