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Investigating the psychology of food consumption
An article published in the recent issue of Psychological Science investigates the psychology of consumption. The study's findings demonstrate that individuals have a strong tendency to eat only a single unit of food, regardless of the unit's size or caloric value.
Jun 22, 2006, 16:58
Eating and Body Weight Regulated by Specific Neurons
Researchers at Yale School of Medicine provide direct evidence that two parts of a neuronal system, one that promotes eating and another that suppresses eating, are critical for the acute regulation of eating and body weight, according to a study published online in the September 11 issue of Nature Neuroscience.
Sep 14, 2005, 03:19
Childhood sexual abuse linked to eating disorders during pregnancy
Pregnant women with a history of eating disorder symptoms are more likely to have a history of unwanted sexual experiences, according to a study published in the September issue of the British Journal of Psychiatry.
Sep 2, 2005, 02:21
Overactive dopamine receptors may help explain eating disorder's symptoms
Just why those with anorexia nervosa are driven to be excessively thin and seem unaware of the seriousness of their condition could be due to over-activity of a chemical system found in a region deep inside the brain, a University of Pittsburgh study suggests. Reporting in the journal Biological Psychiatry, researchers found an over-activity of dopamine receptors in the brain's basal ganglia, an area known to play a role in how people learn from experience and make choices.
Jul 8, 2005, 00:36
Computerised CBT Treatment for Eating Disorder Patients to be Offered Online
A new interactive multi-media self-help package for people diagnosed with eating disorders developed by a medical researcher at the University of Glasgow is now set to be delivered over the internet to adolescent sufferers.
Mar 21, 2005, 18:57
Rates of bulimia nervosa increased threefold
During the years 1988-1993 the incidence of anorexia nervosa detected in primary care remained stable, but rates of bulimia nervosa increased threefold. Since then, they have been falling. This study, published in the February 2005 issue of the British Journal of Psychiatry, set out to determine whether the incidence of anorexia remained stable, and that of bulimia nervosa continued to increase, in the years 1994-2000.
Feb 10, 2005, 17:55
Eating too much in childhood predicts development of bulimia nervosa in adulthood
A new study has found that being overweight and eating too much in childhood was predictive of developing Bulimia Nervosa (BN) in adult life.
But childhood feeding problems did not predict later Anorexia Nervosa (AN).
Sep 23, 2004, 22:44