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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