Eating Disorder News
Eating Disorder News
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Comfort eating? Perceptions of Fat are Altered by Mood and State of Mind, Found in Study People with mild depression or anxiety may have modified perceptions of how fat, sweet and bitter flavours which could result in higher consumption levels of unhealthy foods, researchers suggest. This study was done by the University of Wurzburg, Germany, and led by Dr. Petra Platte. See Full Article on Food Navigator
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FOX NEWS – “Hot” List Backlash
An anonymous committee of students at Issaquah High School created a “May Madness” bracket of 64 girls and 64 guys pitted against each other based on looks alone. Each week, students vote on who is the most attractive. It’s a tradition at the school that has gone on for at least the last five years. See Full Article on Q13FOX.com
For Some Women, Genes May Influence Pressure to be Thin
Genetics may make some women more vulnerable to the pressure of being thin, a study led by Michigan State University researchers has found. From size-zero models to airbrushed film stars, thinness is portrayed as equaling beauty across Western culture, and it’s an ideal often cited as a cause of eating disorder symptoms in young women… See Full Article on MSU Today
The Biology Behind Binge Eating
Female rats are much more likely to binge eat than male rats, according to new research that provides some of the strongest evidence yet that biology plays a role in eating disorders….
Lady Gaga Launches Campaign to Help People With Eating Disorders
Lady Gaga is opening up about her struggles with an eating disorder, deciding instead to flaunt her so-called curvy flaws and launching a campaign for others to do the same. Firing back at tabloid attacks on her 25-pound weight gain, the singer posted photos of herself wearing only a bra and panties on her website Tuesday. See Full Article on www.ksla.com
Social Media Encourages Status of “Thigh-Gap” Numerous young girls are following the new movement of posting pictures of their “thigh gaps” on social media sites. The way a “thigh gap” is described is – if they put their knees together, their hips do not touch. Click here to read the full article
Mother Discovers Daughter’s Weight-Loss Plan: “Diyet List”
An Australian mother discovered a heartbreaking, handwritten note lying on the floor of her daughter’s room: the 7-year-old’s “diyet” list. Cheney said she found the diet list alongside her daughter’s Polly Pockets and friendship bracelets, but it is the girl’s spelling that poignantly highlights just how young she is. Click here to read the full article
Too-Skinny Ban Against Models Takes Place in Israel
A company selling weight-loss products on the internet has begun to directly target teenagers with eating disorders using Tumblr, pushing its “system” on girls participating in the online “pro-ana” subculture that encourages anorexia and bulimia. See Full Article on www.buzzfeed.com