Eating Disorders in the News September 10, 2010

 
scale and womans feetStudy Shows How Appetite Hormones Leptin and Ghrelin May Predict Weight Regain After Dieting – Medical News Today – 09Sep2010
Many people have experienced the frustration that comes with regaining weight that was lost from dieting. According to a new study accepted for publication in The Endocrine Society’s Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism (JCEM), the levels of appetite hormones in the body prior to dieting may serve as a predictor of weight regain after dieting. Read More
 
childhood obesity journal coverNew Childhood Obesity Journal Launched By Mary Ann Liebert Inc., Publishers – Medical News Today – 09Sep2010 – Publisher Mary Ann Liebert announced the launch of Childhood Obesity to provide physicians, nurses, dietitians, diabetes educators, nutritionists, psychologists, educators and school nurses, community organizers, and policymakers with effective prevention and treatment strategies that promote environmental and policy changes, patient education and motivation tools, and clinical advances in the field. The Journal, which is an outgrowth of Obesity and Weight Management, has a very broad mission to be the premier journal and central forum on childhood and adolescent obesity. 
 
brainscan2Brain Mechanism Linked To Relapse After Cocaine Withdrawal – Medical News Today 09Sep2010
Addictive drugs are known to induce changes in the brain’s reward circuits that may underlie drug craving and relapse after long periods of abstinence. Now, new research, published by Cell Press in the September 9 issue of the journal Neuron, uncovers a specific neural mechanism that may be linked to persistent drug-seeking behavior and could help to guide strategies for development of new therapies for cocaine addiction. Read More
 
September is Childhood Obesity Awareness Month by Presidential ProclamationRead the Proclamation
One of the greatest responsibilities we have as a Nation is to safeguard the health and well-being of our children.  We now face a national childhood obesity crisis, with nearly one in every three of America’s children being overweight or obese.  There are concrete steps we can take right away as concerned parents, caregivers, educators, loved ones, and a Nation to ensure that our children are able to live full and active lives.  During National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month, I urge all Americans to take action to meet our national goal of solving the problem of childhood obesity within a generation. 
 
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Editorial Note:  iaedp does not endorse the content of any news story; we only report it.  It is not our goal to approve or condemn any news printed in our newsletter; our purpose is to inform our expert membership with the hope that they will comment on the various written articles (when available on the site of origination). We believe that current events and news/publicity regarding eating disorders are pertinent in many ways to influence patient care, create awareness, understand how media information (or mis-information) may influence our clients and their families, and be knowledgeable about new research.
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