This past week was National Eating Disorders Awareness Week, which entails conditions like anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, and binge eating disorders. Eating disorders are not just means of controlling food, they can have serious health consequences and are often tied… Read More
Anorexia nervosa and bulimia nervosa, two eating disorders, may be caused by altered function of neural circuitry. Both eating disorders are known to be deadly and are characterized by extreme behavior of restricting food intake, or binging and purging.
Research… Read More
Researchers have found that the gut microbiota in individuals with anorexia nervosa is different than those without the eating disorder. Anorexia nervosa is an eating disorder where individuals refuse to maintain a healthy body weight, have an intense fear of… Read More
It seems hard to believe, but we make over 200 food-related decisions on a daily basis. Neurologists say it isn’t just a case of deciding what to eat, but when to eat, where, how much, and with whom.
When people… Read More
It’s uncommon to associate eating disorders with the elderly, but sadly these conditions plague older Americans as well. The largest demographic of seniors with eating disorders are women. But eating disorders and the elderly are not often discussed so getting… Read More
Polyphagia is a condition characterized by excessive hunger and an increase in appetite. No matter how much you consume the feeling of hunger seems to always be present.
Think about the last time you were hungry. It might have been… Read More