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`Love hormone` oxytocin could help treat anorexia

Last Updated: Thursday, March 13, 2014, 13:34

A new study has revealed that love hormone oxytocin, which is released during sex, childbirth and breastfeeding, could treat anorexia.

Social media blamed for rising eating disorders among teens

Last Updated: Sunday, January 26, 2014, 17:29

Social media is to be blamed for the doubling in the number of youngsters seeking help for eating disorders in the last three years, it has been revealed.

Psychotherapy helps cure anorexia in women

Last Updated: Tuesday, October 22, 2013, 13:22

A new study has claimed that anorexic women, whose disorder has not become too severe, can be treated successfully on an out-patient basis.

Eating disorders increase risk of abortion and miscarriage

Last Updated: Wednesday, October 09, 2013, 12:56

A new study has revealed that women with eating disorders are less likely to have children than others in their age group and are more likely to suffer from reproductive health problems.

High calorie diets increase weight gain, shorten hospital stays for anorexic teens

Last Updated: Monday, September 23, 2013, 14:23

Higher calorie diets produce twice the rate of weight gain compared to the lower calorie diets currently recommended to adolescents hospitalized with anorexia nervosa, according to a study.

Anorexia linked to how cholesterol processes in our body

Last Updated: Thursday, September 12, 2013, 11:47

Scientists have linked the eating disorder anorexia to variants in a gene coding for an enzyme that regulates cholesterol metabolism.

Teens with bigger brains more prone to suffer from anorexia nervosa

Last Updated: Friday, August 23, 2013, 10:48

A new research has claimed that teens having bigger brains are more prone to suffer from anorexia nervosa.

Anorexic girls also have autistic traits, study finds

Last Updated: Wednesday, August 07, 2013, 11:52

Scientists studying girls with the eating disorder anorexia have found they show a mild echo of the characteristics of autism.

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