iaedp Eating Disorders in the News May 28, 2010

The following articles were in the May 28th issue of iaedp Eating Disorders in the News E-Newsletter.  We invite your opinions, insights, and reflections on these stories!

Brain volume changes following weight gain in anorexics
Thursday, May 27, 2010, 4:52 [IST] – The Columbia University Center for Eating Disorders team used magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) to take pictures of the brains of 32 adult female inpatients with Anorexia Nervosa and 21 healthy women without any psychiatric illnesses.
The scans indicated that when the women with Anorexia Nervosa were in a state of starvation they had less grey matter brain volume compared to the healthy women. Those who had the illness the longest had the greatest reductions in brain volume when underweight.   Source:  http://news.oneindia.in/2010/05/27/brainvolume-changes-following-weight-gain-inanorexics.html 

Style Network Greenlights ‘Too Fat for 15′
By Sara Welsh on May 26th, 2010 – 

Style Network has given the go ahead on a new reality show called Too Fat for 15: Fighting Back.  The show will revolve around four “extremely overweight” teens and one preteen whose parents have enrolled them in Wellspring Academy, a boarding school designed for weight loss in North Carolina.  The project is being produced by Daisybeck Prods. in association with Passion Distribution and is inspired by a documentary the network aired last spring about a British teen who attended the school.  The show will premiere in August.   (Be sure and watch video preview at bottom of article)  Source:  http://www.realtvaddict.com/2010/05/26/style-network-greenlights-too-fat-for-15/

Gum Leaves could stave off constant cravings! Tuesday, 25 May 2010 Dani Cooper ABC –  Desperate cravings for food can be sated as easily asking the person affected to imagine the smell of eucalyptus, Australian research shows. The findings could have implications for drug and alcohol addiction and help in treating eating disorders such as bulimia.  In the latest issue of Current Directions in Psychological Science, psychology researcher Dr Eva Kemps and colleague Dr Marika Tiggeman examine the psychology of food cravings.  Source:  http://www.abc.net.au/science/articles/2010/05/25/2907849.htm

 

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