Many American adolescents suffer from an eating disorder and struggle with related psychiatric disorders, including suicidal tendencies, new research reveals.
Nearly 2 percent of female middle school students in Japan were found having eating disorders that require professional help in a survey in 2009 and 2010, according to health ministry… Read More
Most often eating disorders are associated with women. But men struggle with the same body issues. Research shows that between 5 and 12 percent of the male population has bulimia… Read More
In America, 42 percent of first, second and third grade girls want to lost weight and 45 percent of boys and girls in grades three through six want to be… Read More
Researchers say the psychological effects of exercise could help prevent and treat eating disorders. Although it may seem counterintuitive, exercise could be used as an intervention for — or even… Read More
Watching popular television shows full of skinny actresses can contribute to the development of eating disorders in girls. But turning off the TV isn’t enough to protect them.
Did you know that the rate of kids 12 and younger being hospitalized for eating disorders has risen 119 percent from 1999 to 2006? This is according to a recent… Read More
In the movie, Natalie Portman‘s character not only shows signs of anorexia—she’s also bulimic. I had hoped this wouldn’t seem glamorous to teens and women seeing the movie since, well, Natalie’s character… Read More
The signs and symptoms of eating disorders vary with the particular type of eating disorder. Anorexia nervosa When you have anorexia nervosa (an-o-REK-see-uh nur-VOH-suh), you’re obsessed with food and being… Read More
While the connection between oral health and systemic health has been well-established, what most people don’t know is that dentists often are in a position to detect systemic conditions. According… Read More