Portia De Rossi opens up about early struggle with bulimia, anorexia
Portia De Rossi opens up about early struggle with bulimia, anorexia

Australian model Portia De Rossi got emotional as she recalled her struggle with bulimia at the tender age of 12.

'Jerky eyes' can help diagnose anorexia with 95pc accuracy

 Researchers were recently revealed that people with anorexia subtly move their eyes in a jerky fashion, which can help in diagnose the disease with 95 per cent accuracy.

Chinese restaurant gives 'heavy' discount to obese men, thin women
Chinese restaurant gives 'heavy' discount to obese men, thin women

AChinese restaurant is offering discount on food to men who are overweight and women who are underweight, it has been reported.

Having anorexia or bulimia isn't a choice: Demi Lovato
Having anorexia or bulimia isn't a choice: Demi Lovato

Demi Lovato, who has been a longtime advocate for those struggling with eating disorders, has called on people to rethink how people view those who are dealing with a debilitating illness like anorexia or bulimia.

New F1 weight rules forcing drivers to risk `blackout` through dehydration

The new Formula One weight rules are forcing racers to risk blacking out in their 200mph speed machines by shedding essential pounds, according to a report

`Love hormone` oxytocin could help treat anorexia

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

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.

Won`t go back to anorexia: Snooki

Reality TV star Snooki, who overcame anorexia as a youngster, says she will never go back to the eating disorder again.

Psychotherapy helps cure anorexia in women

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

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.

Models snort drugs and pull teeth to stay slim, reveals ex-Chanel model

A former Chanel model has shed light on the dark side of the modeling industry, asserting that she knows some bulimic models who use cocaine to make their cheeks hollow and pull out their teeth to look thinner.

Anorexia linked to how cholesterol processes in our body

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

Anorexic girls also have autistic traits, study finds

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

Kate Moss found anorexia tag upsetting

Kate Moss has revealed that she found it hard to deal with the anorexic tag and being a role model to other young girls suffering from eating disorders.

Altering neural circuitry could lead to anorexia and bulimia

A new study suggests that the altered function of neural circuitry contributes to restricted eating in anorexia and overeating in bulimia.

Scientists use `brain pacemaker` to treat anorexia

Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) is a neurosurgical procedure that moderates the activity of dysfunctional brain circuits.

Anorexia sites put sufferers at risk

Unauthorized "support" blogs for disorders such as anorexia and bulimia endanger the life of sufferers by giving them a false sense of security, psychologists have warned.

Brain wiring makes women anorexic or obese

A study shows that reward circuits in the brain are sensitized in anorexic women and desensitized in obese women.

Traumatic events can trigger eating disorders

Lack of support following traumatic events such as bereavement, abuse and sexual assault could trigger eating disorders.

Anorexia may be caused by brain abnormality

Anorexia may be triggered by a defect in the brain, study reveals.