Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Research May Help Understanding Biological Basis of Eating Disorders

As I'm completing the book for families - check out the website for new chapters being added regularly - I'm excited to see new research that might help promote more understanding of the biological basis of eating disorders.

Exciting news from John's Hopkins University School of Medicine with research into changes in brain receptors with certain foods. These research results have implications for understanding bulimia and other binge eating disorders (BED). I'm so excited to hear this as there seems to be so little research on these two eating disorders in general and it seems we hear more about anorexia even though bulimia and BED are much more common.

Check out the article to learn more about the findings on the opioid receptor levels:

Also, don't forget to sign up for the NEDA Conference in September here in Minneapolis!

Enjoy your summer!

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