Brain Patterns Of Former Anorexics Reveal Clues To Disorder’s Lasting Impact

Even after more than a year of maintaining a normalized body weight, young women who recovered from anorexia nervosa show vastly different patterns of brain activity compared to similar women without the eating disorder, Walter H. Kaye, M.D., professor of psychiatry, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, and colleagues report in the December issue of […]

Education: The First Line Of Defense Against Eating Disorders

Providing accurate information and improving knowledge of the illness is the most effective preliminary strategy against eating disorders, according to a study in Early Intervention in Psychiatry published by Wiley Blackwell. Researchers conducted an Eating Disorder Mental Health Literacy (EDMHL) intervention by providing women with eating disorders with treatment information, reputable self-help books and information […]

Israeli Fashion Photographer Leads Worldwide Campaign For Healthier Models

If Israeli fashion photographer Adi Barkan has anything to say about it, Israel will soon be as famous in the international modeling world for its revolutionary commitment to health as it is for its up and coming models, Bar Refaeli and Esti Ginzburg. Barkan, the renowned owner of a Tel Aviv modeling agency, has spent […]

Study Of Adolescent Eating Disorders

Eating disorders in the U.S. among ethnic groups were thought to be rare, but recent studies have shown that many cultures are now exposed to the thin beauty ideal. As a result, experts expect to see an increase in eating disorder symptoms among ethnic groups. It is also suspected that eating disorders and weight control […]