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Keyword: eatingdisorders

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  • The woman who's eaten nearly 13,000 baked potatoes because she's scared of nearly all other foods

    03/23/2013 11:17:29 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 66 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | March 22, 2013 | Anna Hodgekiss
    A young woman has eaten her way through more than 13,000 jacket potatoes - because she has a phobia of almost all foods. Claire Jones, 23, has panic attacks and is physically sick at the thought of eating proper meals.
  • Gum Based Diet Hype Worrying Doctors

    01/19/2008 2:43:02 PM PST · by RGPII · 16 replies · 557+ views
    Canwest News Service and the Calgary Herald ^ | 01/17/2008 | Joanne Laucius
    A short article in a medical journal about two German patients who mysteriously lost significant amounts of weight is spurring a diet craze. But more worrisome to doctors who work with people with eating disorders is that the cause of the mysterious weight loss -- chewing large amounts of gum containing sorbitol -- is attracting attention among eating disorder patients to prompt bouts of diarrhea. The article was published Saturday in the British Medical Journal in a section usually reserved for unusual cases. It was written by gastroenterologists at Berlin's Charite hospital about two patients with perplexing cases of diarrhea...
  • Size zero epidemic as hospitals struggle to cope with huge rise in patients with eating disorders

    The number of patients needing hospital treatment for eating disorders has soared, it has emerged. The findings are sure to renew concerns about the effect "size zero" models and celebrities are having on the body image of many youngsters.
  • No weight worries for Keira Knightley at 'Pirates' premiere-(hmm flat)

    07/03/2006 8:02:40 PM PDT · by Flavius · 74 replies · 4,673+ views
    afp ^ | 7/3/06 | afp
    LONDON (AFP) - British film star Keira Knightley made no apologies for her slender figure at the European premiere of "Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest" in her hometown London. ADVERTISEMENT The 21-year-old A-lister wore a revealing gold Gucci dress slashed to the waist that had some onlookers wondering if she was bowing to Hollywood pressure to be super-skinny. "Whatever people say about my weight they are all wrong," she told reporters on her way into the premiere, which was also attended by her fellow "Pirates" stars Johnny Depp and Orlando Bloom. "Hollywood is all about the way you...
  • Study Sees No Gain in Using Antidepressant to Treat Anorexia

    06/13/2006 11:58:07 PM PDT · by neverdem · 15 replies · 492+ views
    NY Times ^ | June 14, 2006 | BENEDICT CAREY
    One of the most widely used treatments for the eating disorder anorexia nervosa, the antidepressant Prozac, works no better than dummy pills in preventing recurrence in young women who have recovered from it, researchers are reporting today. The study, the most rigorous to date to test the use of medication for anorexia, should alter treatment for an illness that is often devastatingly chronic and that has a higher mortality than any other psychiatric disorder, experts said. Fewer than a third of the study's participants, who also received regular psychotherapy, remained healthy for a year or more, whether they received drug...
  • Moore nonsense! (Edmonton Sun article on Michael Moore)

    01/26/2006 9:46:32 AM PST · by TruthSetsUFree · 50 replies · 1,709+ views
    Edmonton Sun ^ | January 26, 2006 | NEIL WAUGH
    Last Friday, Michael Moore made a last, desperate attempt to interfere in the Canadian federal election, by writing a letter to Canadians. The Large Hairy One didn't exactly call his letter "Stephen and Me" - like he did with his carve job of former General Motors boss Roger Smith (who actually deserved all he got). But the celebrity American lefty clearly showed his distaste for the Conservatives. Although, he admitted the Liberals he was shilling for "have some explaining to do." Obviously Moore was aware of the cheap and nasty campaign to which pathetic Paul Martin had stooped in the...
  • Lohan Admits to Bulimia, Drug Use

    01/04/2006 1:48:06 PM PST · by Perdogg · 98 replies · 1,744+ views
    Foxnews ^ | Wednesday, January 04, 2006 | By Kate Sheehy
    Tinseltown teen queen Lindsay Lohan has finally 'fessed up to doing drugs — and becoming so bulimic that she couldn't stand the sight of her own skeletal figure. In an explosive new magazine interview, the freckled "Freaky Friday" star blames her train-wreck teen years on an emotionally destructive dad, killer stress from the cutthroat Hollywood biz, and her heartbreaking bust-up with hunky first-love actor Wilmer Valderrama. "I was sick ... I had people sit me down and say, 'You're going to die if you don't take care of yourself,' " the star admits in the latest issue of Vanity Fair,...
  • SHARON OSBOURNE: MY 35-YEAR BATTLE WITH BULIMIA (Mega-Barf Alert)

    09/25/2005 9:17:05 PM PDT · by BurbankKarl · 19 replies · 625+ views
    UK Sun ^ | 9/25/05 | Sharon Osbourne
    Sharon Osbourne is still battling bulimia after 35 years with the eating disorder, she revealed on Monday. Sharon, 52, told the Sun newspaper she gorges on pasta and ice cream before forcing herself to be sick. The mum-of-three has had her stomach stapled and spent £300,000 on cosmetic surgery but said even this had not cured her of the condition. She still has impulsive eating binges and makes herself sick once a week, although this is down from a staggering four times a day. She said: "Some people do drink and drugs but for me it's food, food, food. It's...
  • Desperate to be thin? Cult show blamed for middle-age anorexia ('Desperate Housewives')

    08/24/2005 3:31:05 AM PDT · by traumer · 24 replies · 1,448+ views
    AN INCREASING number of middle-aged women are suffering from potentially life-threatening eating disorders as they strive to emulate the characters of Desperate Housewives, the cult American television series, according to a leading eating-disorder specialist. Since the show, starring petite Teri Hatcher and her equally slim co-stars, became a hit, eating disorder clinics across the UK have seen an increase in older women suffering from anorexia and bulimia. Clinics in Scotland report a fourfold increase in the number of women aged between 30 and 50 seeking treatment for anorexia. Experts have said a "Desperate Housewives syndrome" has caused a significant rise...
  • Worshipping 'Ana': Eating disorders take on a life of their own

    05/30/2005 11:25:48 PM PDT · by Crackingham · 27 replies · 1,910+ views
    AP ^ | 5/31/05
    They call her "Ana." She is a role model to some, a goddess to others — the subject of drawings, prayers and even a creed. She tells them what to eat and mocks them when they don't lose weight. And yet, while she is a very real presence in the lives of many of her followers, she exists only in their minds. Ana is short for anorexia, and — to the alarm of experts — many who suffer from the potentially fatal eating disorder are part of an underground movement that promotes self-starvation and, in some cases, has an almost...
  • Cult-Like Lure of 'Ana' Attracts Anorexics

    05/31/2005 5:13:44 AM PDT · by Momaw Nadon · 27 replies · 1,628+ views
    AP via Yahoo! ^ | Monday, May 30, 2005 | MARTHA IRVINE
    CHICAGO - They call her "Ana." She is a role model to some, a goddess to others — the subject of drawings, prayers and even a creed. She tells them what to eat and mocks them when they don't lose weight. And yet, while she is a very real presence in the lives of many of her followers, she exists only in their minds. Ana is short for anorexia, and — to the alarm of experts — many who suffer from the potentially fatal eating disorder are part of an underground movement that promotes self-starvation and, in some cases, has...
  • Terri Schiavo's affliction

    04/05/2005 10:44:49 AM PDT · by Zivasmate · 38 replies · 909+ views
    The Boston globe ^ | Apr. 5 2005 | Editorial
    GLOBE EDITORIAL Terri Schiavo's affliction April 5, 2005 RIVETED BY the personal and political battles over Terri Schiavo's rights to life and death, the country is largely ignoring a chance to act on an underlying issue: eating disorders. Schiavo was an overweight kid who reportedly wept when she bought clothes, fearful of being teased about her size. After high school she lost weight, dropping from over 200 pounds to 150. When she was 26 she weighed 110 pounds. On Feb. 25, 1990, less than three months after her 26th birthday, she collapsed. Her heart stopped, depriving her brain of oxygen...
  • Weight loss set Terri on road to tragedy

    03/22/2005 11:30:07 PM PST · by ambrose · 28 replies · 693+ views
    Weight loss set Terri on road to tragedy How a loving wife and devoted daughter ended up at the centre of a bitter family feud March 23, 2005 By most accounts, Terri Schiavo, whose plight triggered an unprecedented mobilisation of the White House and Congress, would not have approved the fuss over her plight. The debate over whether to cut off the life-sustaining feeding tube of the Florida woman, who has been in a persistent vegetative state for 15 years, also placed Schiavo at the centre of a bitter legal battle between her parents and her husband. That has now...
  • Kirstie Alley Upsets Bulimics on New Show

    03/09/2005 8:03:39 AM PST · by gopwinsin04 · 77 replies · 2,635+ views
    WENN ^ | 3.9.05 | imdb
    'Cheers' star Kirstie Alley has been attacked by members of the world's leading eating disorders group for joking about 'life threatening diseases' like bulimia on her new comedy show 'Fat Actress.'Officials at the National Eating Disorder Center are furious with the actress for trivializing eating disorders during the debut of her new program.In one scene, co-star Kelly Preston tells Alley's character that making herself sick after every meal is one way of losing weight- a practice commonly used by bulimics.NEDA CEO Lyn Grefe says, 'My guess is that Kirstie Alley's concept for the show was born from her frustrations with...
  • Sorry. Your Eating Disorder Doesn't Meet Our Criteria.

    11/29/2004 10:58:19 PM PST · by neverdem · 22 replies · 1,915+ views
    NY Times ^ | November 30, 2004 | ROBIN MARANTZ HENIG
    Imagine a 20-year-old woman who refuses to eat anything except carrots and toast because she is afraid of gaining weight, even though she is 5-foot-8 and weighs only 99 pounds. She exercises to the point of exhaustion five mornings a week because, though she is bone-thin, she thinks her thighs are too flabby. Her periods are irregular, but she has never gone more than three months without menstruating. Another woman, who is also 20 and also 5-foot-8, has an opposite eating pattern. She goes without eating all day, and starting at 6 p.m. she eats nonstop, whatever she can get...
  • Several factors can lead to overeating

    06/14/2004 9:04:40 PM PDT · by Indy Pendance · 11 replies · 129+ views
    UPI ^ | 6-14-04
    COLUMBUS, Ohio, June 14 (UPI) -- Just being unhappy with their bodies is not enough to lead most women into eating disorders -- it takes additional factors, U.S. researchers have found. Ohio State University researchers said women are more likely to have eating disorders when their body dissatisfaction is accompanied by other issues, such as a tendency to examine their bodies obsessively and think about how they appear to others. The findings help clarify a long-running issue that has complicated the problem of identifying women at risk for eating disorders, the researchers said. Though studies have shown body dissatisfaction is...
  • Experts: Male Eating Disorders on Rise

    05/12/2004 8:24:43 AM PDT · by presidio9 · 21 replies · 596+ views
    Associated Press ^ | Tue, May. 11, 2004 | MICHAEL HILL
    In an era of diet fixation, chiseled underwear models and "a culture of muscularity," some researchers say eating problems among men are getting worse - even as sufferers face a lingering stigma about having a "women's disorder." Intentional starvation, cookie binges, vomiting, hospitalization. The details were typical for an eating disorder. But Jeff Everts might not seem like a typical sufferer. "We're able to hide it much better," said Everts, a 43-year-old Albuquerque, N.M., resident recovering from anorexia and bulimia. "We don't talk about it, where women would." Women are more likely to have eating disorders than men. But men...
  • Eating disorders are on the rise

    03/30/2004 6:39:27 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 8 replies · 122+ views
    Associated Press ^ | 3-30-04 | LAURA LANDRO, The Wall Street Journal
    <p>According to the federal Office on Women's Health, eating disorders are on the rise in the U.S. and world-wide, not only among the adolescent white women who are the primary victims, but also among all ethnic groups and boys. Moreover, the average age of sufferers is dropping rapidly, with problems showing up in girls as young as nine years old. The good news is that there are screening programs to help intervene early, and researchers have identified brain-chemistry and genetic factors that are leading to promising new drug therapies.</p>
  • Eating Disorders & Bone Fractures

    10/28/2003 6:36:32 PM PST · by Normally a Lurker · 122 replies · 757+ views
    Even years after a person is diagnosed with anorexia nervosa, they have twice the risk of bone fractures as their peers without the eating disorder, new study findings from Denmark show. The findings suggest that damage caused to bones by eating disorders may be permanent, according to a report in the International Journal of Eating Disorders. However, it is possible that patients in the study were still struggling with the eating disorder, which may have kept bones from regaining strength, the report indicates. Previous studies have found that people with eating disorders such as anorexia or bulimia can suffer from...