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Parents Influence Teen Eating Habits

Parents Influence Teen Eating Habits A new study by Loughborough University shows that teens are less likely to develop disordered eating habits if parents take a more active role in providing meals. The study also shows that when girls are pressured to eat more food, they are more likely to develop an eating disorder, while…

Parents Influence Teen Eating Habits A new study by Loughborough University shows that teens are less likely to develop disordered eating habits if parents take a more active role in providing meals. The study also shows that when girls are pressured to eat more food, they are more likely to develop an eating disorder, while…

Boys With Eating Disorders Struggle to Find Effective Treatment

A family in Connecticut learned that finding eating disorder treatment specifically for boys can be very difficult. When 13-year-old Jonathan Noyes began bingeing and purging, seeking treatment helped, but he found even more support from another local boy who suffers from the same condition. Read the full story here. Rosewood Tempe Outpatient Clinic is a…

A family in Connecticut learned that finding eating disorder treatment specifically for boys can be very difficult. When 13-year-old Jonathan Noyes began bingeing and purging, seeking treatment helped, but he found even more support from another local boy who suffers from the same condition. Read the full story here. Rosewood Tempe Outpatient Clinic is a…

Smartphone App Designed to Help Binge Eaters

The “TakeControl” mobile app currently in development at Drexel University is designed to track a person’s eating and bingeing behaviors, and alert them when they are at risk of having a bingeing episode. Users will be able to input data about their mood, hunger levels, anxiety levels, etc., and learn to recognize personal triggers that…

The “TakeControl” mobile app currently in development at Drexel University is designed to track a person’s eating and bingeing behaviors, and alert them when they are at risk of having a bingeing episode. Users will be able to input data about their mood, hunger levels, anxiety levels, etc., and learn to recognize personal triggers that…

Over Eating Linked to Genetic Predisposition

Overeating Linked to Genetic Predisposition A recent study by the University of Copenhagen discovered that some humans might be predisposed to overeat. Researchers studied nearly 1200 pigs because of their genomic similarities to humans, and found that pigs with certain genetic variants were more likely to eat more than other pigs. The human implications allow…

Overeating Linked to Genetic Predisposition A recent study by the University of Copenhagen discovered that some humans might be predisposed to overeat. Researchers studied nearly 1200 pigs because of their genomic similarities to humans, and found that pigs with certain genetic variants were more likely to eat more than other pigs. The human implications allow…

Body Acceptance Movement Inspired by an Insult

Body Acceptance Movement Inspired by an Insult After being told by her first husband that she was not pretty enough, Jennifer Tress decided to start a movement to help men and women improve their self-esteem. She started a website called YoureNotPrettyEnough.com that functions as a forum where people can access educational resources and share their…

Body Acceptance Movement Inspired by an Insult After being told by her first husband that she was not pretty enough, Jennifer Tress decided to start a movement to help men and women improve their self-esteem. She started a website called YoureNotPrettyEnough.com that functions as a forum where people can access educational resources and share their…

Discovery of Obesity-Related Mechanism

Discovery of Obesity-Related Mechanism A joint research team discovered that certain antibodies in the blood of morbidly obese patients has an effect on the body’s natural mechanisms that determine hunger and satiation. The stomach releases the hormone ghrelin to signal the brain that it is hungry. The antibodies, or immunoglobulins, present in obese people’s blood…

Discovery of Obesity-Related Mechanism A joint research team discovered that certain antibodies in the blood of morbidly obese patients has an effect on the body’s natural mechanisms that determine hunger and satiation. The stomach releases the hormone ghrelin to signal the brain that it is hungry. The antibodies, or immunoglobulins, present in obese people’s blood…

Chocolate Fig Bites

Who doesn’t like something dipped in chocolate? The little hit of sea salt is the perfect contrast to the sweetness. Ingredients 3 cups (14 oz) dried Mission figs, coarsely chopped 2 Tablespoons unsalted creamy almond butter 2 Tablespoons water 1 cup dark chocolate chips 2 teaspoons vegetable oil ¾ teaspoons flaky sea salt (optional) Directions…

Who doesn’t like something dipped in chocolate? The little hit of sea salt is the perfect contrast to the sweetness. Ingredients 3 cups (14 oz) dried Mission figs, coarsely chopped 2 Tablespoons unsalted creamy almond butter 2 Tablespoons water 1 cup dark chocolate chips 2 teaspoons vegetable oil ¾ teaspoons flaky sea salt (optional) Directions…