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February 03, 2017

Study Addresses Extreme Thinness Standards in Fashion Industry

In a recent study, female fashion models reported high levels of pressure to lose weight, which was associated with higher odds of engaging in unhealthy behaviors to control weight. The study is the largest to date to explore disordered eating among professional models, and in particular to examine rates of specific unhealthy weight control behaviors.

September 19, 2016

Binge-Eating Disorder Linked to Other Health Conditions

Binge-eating disorder (BED) was linked with a broad range of other illnesses in a recent study, with the strongest associations related to the endocrine and circulatory systems. 

April 07, 2015

Eating Disorders During Adolescence May Have Lasting Socioeconomic Consequences for Women

In a recent study, females with eating disorders in late adolescence were more likely to have lower levels of educational attainment and personal income in early adulthood. They were also less likely to own a home. These associations were not seen in males.

March 03, 2014

Hungry for ‘Likes’: Anxiety over Facebook Photos Linked to Eating Disorders

Regular use of Facebook linked to increase in weight anxiety, reports the International Journal of Eating Disorders

September 16, 2013

Professionals Who Treat Eating Disorders are Not Immune to Weight Prejudice

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12:00 AM EDT October 03, 2012

For Some Women, Genes may Influence Pressure to be Thin

Genetics may make some women more vulnerable to the pressure of being thin, a study published in the International Journal of Eating Disorders has found. From size-zero models to airbrushed film stars, thinness is portrayed as equaling beauty across Western culture, and it's an ideal often cited as a cause of eating disorder symptoms in young women.

12:00 AM EDT June 21, 2012

Eating Disorder Behaviors and Weight Concerns are Common in Women Over 50

Eating disorders are commonly seen as an issue faced by teenagers and young women, but a new study reveals that age is no barrier to disordered eating. In women aged 50 and over, 3.5% report binge eating, nearly 8% report purging, and more than 70% are trying to lose weight. The study published in the International Journal of Eating Disorders revealed that 62% of women claimed that their weight or shape negatively impacted on their life.

12:00 AM EDT October 26, 2011

Study Shows Why Underrepresented Men Should be Included in Binge Eating Research

Binge eating is a disorder which affects both men and women, yet men remain underrepresented in research. A new study published in the International Journal of Eating Disorders has found that the medical impact of the disorder is just as damaging to men as it is to women, yet research has shown that the number of men seeking treatment is far lower than the estimated number of sufferers.

January 07, 2011

New Study Reveals Impact of Eating Disorders on Native Americans

Scientists in Connecticut have carried out one of the first psychological studies into eating disorders in Native American (NA) populations. The research, published in the International Journal of Eating Disorders, provides new insights into the extent to which Native American populations experience eating disorders, revealing that women are more likely to report behavioral symptoms then men, while challenging views that NA men and ethnically white men will experience different psychological symptoms. 

May 26, 2010

Brain Volume Found to Change Following Weight Gain in Adults with Anorexia

A team of American psychologists and neuroscientists have found that adult brain volume, which can be reduced by Anorexia Nervosa, can be regained, reports the International Journal of Eating Disorders.

December 15, 2009

Psychotherapy Offers Obesity Prevention for ‘At Risk’ Teenage Girls

American military scientists have piloted psychotherapy treatment to prevent excessive weight gain in teenager girls deemed ‘at risk’ of obesity, reports the International Journal of Eating Disorders.