Eating DisordersInfo Center

When Men Binge
Television, movies and media would all have you believe that eating disorders such as binge eating, anorexia and over exercising only affect women.  New research shows that more men binge eat than previously reported.
What Comes First: Weight Loss or Weight Gain
Most of us associate eating disorders with an unhealthy drop in weight.  But new research suggests that eating disorders may actually cause a new height in weight gain. 
Overweight Elders Live Longer? Perhaps
We all know that excessive weight is adverse to our health.  Many times, obesity limits our quality of life and increases our chances of an early death.  But this may not be the case for seniors over the age of 85.
Anorexia Sees No Age, Color, or Gender
Many people believe that anorexia and bulimia are disorders most apparent amongst white teenage girls, yet a recent report demonstrates that they’re increasingly affecting minorities, children, and boys.
Gluten Free: Not All it’s Cracked up to be
Many of us have been told that it’s important to watch our diets and exercise if we want to live a better, longer life.  In the case of women with celiac disease, it’s often times their only option.
We all Scream for Ice Cream
Suspicions have been confirmed: ice cream is addictive! Well, maybe not. But highly rewarding foods such as ice cream and chocolate stimulate the brain and cause addictive-like neural changes.
Wrong Ways to Lose Weight
As the number of overweight or obese Americans rises, it is good to hear that many are trying to lose weight. Some of their weight-loss methods, however, could be hurting their kidneys.
Teaming Up Means Slimming Down
Looking to shed some pounds? Recruit some friends and make it a contest - chances are, you'll have a much better chance of getting rid of that extra weight.
Get Off That Couch - Every Week!
Successfully adding regular exercise into your life doesn't happen overnight. Obvious as it may sound, your level of motivation really does matter each and every week.
eTherapy for Eating Disorders
Bulimia patients who prefer their treatment to be in the comfort of their own home can safely turn to e-therapists, research reports.