Monthly Archives: November 2010

Inside iaedp: Eating Disorders in the News Nov 18 2010

toddlerEven Preschool Girls Favor Being Thin, Study Finds
by Jeanna Bryner, LiveScience Managing Editor 17Nov10

Girls as young as 3 are already emotionally invested in being thin, to the point where some even will avoid touching game pieces that depict a fat individual, a small study on preschoolers suggests.

The finding is troubling, since the pressure to be thin has been linked with a higher risk of eating disorders and depression, according to lead researcher Jennifer Harriger of Pepperdine University in Malibu, Calif. 

The Psychology of Beauty
Sidney Morning Herald 16Nov10
Research suggests 75 per cent of people believe personality is revealed in the face, despite no scientific evidence that people with no eyelashes are less trustworthy or those with large eyes are more pure. But what if personality could be told by the face – not because particular features indicate a predilection for certain traits but because the faces with which we are born influence the people we become? 

 

surgeryBariatric surgery lap bands:  Surgically widening the stomach for the holidays
9news.com 17Nov10

DENVER – Most of us loosen our belts after our big Thanksgiving meal, but some people are doing something a little more drastic. The Denver Center for Bariatric Surgery has seen an increase in patients wanting to have their lap bands loosened just in time for America’s favorite food-oriented holiday. 

mindfulnessCan mindfulness help manage pain and mental illness?
Elizabeth Landau, CNN 16Nov10
(CNN) — In the German night sky, there were hundreds of parachutes falling in a routine army training exercise.  It was this jump that would cause former United States Army Ranger Monty Reed more than two decades of pain. Reed fell from about 100 feet after another parachute interfered with his descent. He broke his ankle and back and to this day has trouble walking and feels discomfort when he breathes.”I felt like the physical pain that I deal with every day was an enemy I had to fight,” says Reed, 45, of Seattle, Washington.  But eventually, says Reed, a therapy technique that incorporates mindfulness helped him deal with this pain and the flashbacks he got from various army training situations. 

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Inside iaedp: Eating Disorders in the News Nov 11 2010

textingToo Much Texting Linked to Other Problems (including eating disorders)
New York Times – 9 Nov 10  –  A new study suggests that the high school students who spend the most time texting or on social network sites (or both) are at risk for a host of worrisome behaviors, including smoking, risky sex, depression, eating disorders, drug and alcohol abuse, and absenteeism. The study by researchers at Case Western Reserve University, presented Tuesday at a meeting of the American Public Health Association in Denver, is based on data from questions posed last year to more than 4,000 students at 20 urban high schools in Ohio.  

twinkieThe Twinkie Diet
Psychology Today – 10 Nov 2010  –  Mark Haub, a professor of human nutrition at Kansas State University, did an unusual experiment.  He ate snack cakes and other sugary, processed foods for ten weeks.  Delete meals, insert snacks.  This included things like Doritos, chips, sugar cereals, cookies, and lots of snack cakes etc.  Somewhere in the world Little Debbie is smiling. 

Why try this?  To prove a point.  Simply reducing your calories, no matter what you eat, will make you lose weight.  After 10 weeks, he lost 27lbs.  His cholestrol “improved” according to the results.  This is because he lost weight and his BMI, body mass index, moved from “overweight” into the “normal” range.

The point:  Being mindful of how much you eat matters.   

Catherine of AragonWas Henry VIII’s Wife Anorexic? Catherine of Aragon’s Secret Problem
Daily Mail UK – 9 Nov 2010

The warning signs were there. The teenage girl due to become England’s queen consort was not eating properly. Behind her back, worried letters were sent from one side of Europe to the other. In a sharp echo of the words used to describe anorexia, bulimia and today’s food-orientated illnesses, Catherine of Aragon was given to ‘disorderly eating’ – or so one close observer would go on to write in the early days of her marriage to Henry VIII.
Catherine is pictured here in 1530. 

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Inside iaedp: Eating Disorders in the News November 5 2010

Anorexia Linked With Unplanned Pregnancies
Patients may mistakenly assume they can’t conceive, researchers say
Bloomberg Business News – 3 Nov 10
(HealthDay News) — Women with anorexia nervosa are much more likely to have unplanned pregnancies and abortions than women without the eating disorder, a study of Norwegian women has found.

This may be due to the mistaken belief that women with anorexia can’t get pregnant because they have irregular menstrual periods or no periods at all, said study lead author Cynthia M. Bulik, director of the eating disorders program at the University of North Carolina (UNC).

Portia DeRossi Comes Clean to People Magazine
November 3, 2010 | Kara Gause | On the Cover

Those of us who were fans of David E. Kelly’ “Ally McBeal” knew there was something wrong when all of the female stars of the show (Calista Flockhart, Courtney Thorne Smith, Portia De Rossi) became disturbingly thin.

A new study published in the journal The Biologist last week found the sight of superskinny celebs doesn’t just make women feel bad – it actually changes the way we think
Globe and World – 30 Oct 10

Keira Knightley’s arms are rewiring my brain. This is unfortunate since Keira knows exactly zilch about neurology but forgivable since she’s a victim of rewiring herself. Why else do you think she keeps herself so painfully thin?

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