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
“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.
Study: Human Brain Naturally Distorts Body Image – AOLHealth.com – 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