Inside iaedp: Eating Disorders in the News June 18, 2010

skip lunchResearch, carried out by Cardiff University, involved 550 youngsters from South Wales aged from 11 to 16 years old, reveals that magazine images are linked to teenage eating disorders – – June 19 2010
GOSSIP magazines have been linked to worrying changes in teenagers’ eating patterns that could lead to eating disorders.
Welsh research reveals a link between reading the weekly magazines, which regularly comment on celebrities’ body shapes, and boys and girls who skip meals, make themselves sick after eating or binge eat.  Read More   
kelly klump phdEstradiol implicated as potential genetic factor in eating disorders – – June 18, 2010  – Preliminary data suggest that high levels of estradiol may play a role in eating disorders and body dissatisfaction among pubertal girls. Results of a pilot study conducted at Michigan State University and Florida State University indicate that the influence of one’s genes on eating disorder symptoms was much greater in pubertal girls with higher levels of estradiol (>5.79 pg/mL) than pubertal girls with lower levels of estradiol.
“In addition to the influence of ovarian hormones on mood, such as depression and anxiety, there are also very potent influences on eating disorders,” Kelly Klump, PhD, associate professor of psychology at Michigan State University, told Endocrine Today.

brainscan2 Study: Human Brain Naturally Distorts Body Image – – June 16, 2010 – Scientists from University College London discovered that the brain naturally distorts body image, which could explain certain eating disorders, BBC News reports.
In the study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Dr. Matthew Longo and his colleagues asked 18 volunteers to put their left hands palm down under a board and predict the location of their hand’s knuckles and fingertips using a pointer.  Read More


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