eating disorders
Tackling eating disorders in teen boys
05-17   Tackling eating disorders in teen boys

Eating disorders are stereotypically associated with women. Though the prevalence of this mental disorder is high among the fairer gender, it does not mean that males are immune to the problem. According to the National Eating Disorders Association (NEDA), nearly 10 million men in the United States suffer from some form of eating disorder at […]

Disordered eating behavior linked to bullying and long-term depressive symptoms
04-16   Disordered eating behavior linked to bullying and long-term depressive symptoms

Disordered eating behavior is closely related to the risk of future depression and bullying, says a recent study. Although eating disorders like bulimia nervosa, anorexia and binge-eating are more common among adolescent girls, the five-year longitudinal study found the consequences to be similar in boys as well. The study involved 612 adolescents (boys and girls […]

National Nutrition Month: Parental diet pressures during adolescence can lead to obesity and eating disorders during adulthood, finds study
03-15   National Nutrition Month: Parental diet pressures during adolescence can lead to obesity and eating disorders during adulthood, finds study

Parents may feel that they have the best intentions while encouraging their children to diet and lose weight, but they fail to realize that these efforts can often have a detrimental impact. A recent study published in the journal Pediatrics in March 2018 found that the harmful impact of such parental encouragement could last well […]

National Eating Disorders Awareness Week: Is American culture propagating both obesity and eating disorders?
03-01   National Eating Disorders Awareness Week: Is American culture propagating both obesity and eating disorders?

Obesity and eating disorders may seem to be two diametrically opposite health problems, but they are believed to originate from the same source. It is widely acknowledged that eating out, overconsumption of high-calorie food and a lower emphasis on physical activities is an intrinsic part of American culture. The penchant for large portions of cheap […]

Uncovering dangers of teen eating disorders
01-29   Uncovering dangers of teen eating disorders

A psychological illness characterized by irregular eating habits and a severe concern about one’s body weight or shape, eating disorders affect people of all ages but are specifically prominent among teens. Often misrepresented as a lifestyle choice, eating disorders like bulimia nervosa, binge eating disorder and anorexia nervosa are characterized by extreme disturbances in one’s […]

Extended sleep duration may lead to healthier eating habits, suggests study
01-25   Extended sleep duration may lead to healthier eating habits, suggests study

For many people, waking up slightly later in the morning may be a luxury. As it turns out, doing so may be a simple lifestyle intervention with far-reaching benefits. A recent study by researchers at the King’s College London (KCL) in the United Kingdom investigated the impact of extended sleep duration on nutrient intake. The […]

Online sale of ‘Am I Skinny Yet?’ vest causes outrage for promoting eating disorders
12-11   Online sale of ‘Am I Skinny Yet?’ vest causes outrage for promoting eating disorders

After facing severe backlash from customers, eating disorder recovery support groups and former patients of anorexia, online women’s apparel retailer PrettyLittleThing (PLT) withdrew online sales of gym vest printed with the slogan “Am I Skinny Yet?” The outrage was directed not only at the slogan – considered insensitive for promoting eating disorders – but also […]

“Riverdale” star Mendes discloses her struggle with eating disorders
11-09   “Riverdale” star Mendes discloses her struggle with eating disorders

An increasing number of celebrities are now opening up about their struggle with various mental illnesses like depression, anxiety and eating disorders. By doing so, they hope to remove the associated stigma and reassure their fans that they are not alone in their battle. Camila Mendes, who plays Veronica Lodge on the popular TV show […]

Risk factors that can help identify binge eating disorder in teens
10-13   Risk factors that can help identify binge eating disorder in teens

Erratic eating habit and unusual patterns in consumption behaviors signal potential eating disorders. Fixation with food and body shape may also indicate problems akin to eating disorders. According to the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), eating disorders are often fatal ailments that cause severe disturbances to an individual’s consumption patterns. Common eating disorders are […]

How to deal with binge eating disorder in teens
08-09   How to deal with binge eating disorder in teens

  Sara’s mother often noticed large quantities of food missing from her kitchen. When she asked her teenaged daughter about it, she denied having any knowledge of the same. However, keeping a tab on Sara’s movements made her realize the truth behind frequent vanishing of food items. Later, Sara was diagnosed with binge eating disorder […]

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