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Is There a Biological Cause for Eating Disorders?

By Paul Gaita

A new study found that a protein made by intestinal bacteria could be the root cause of eating disorders. MORE  

Eating Disorders Can Start as Early as Grade School

By Shawn Dwyer

An alarming new study found that children as young as eight years old displayed eating disorder behaviors like making themselves vomit. MORE  

Family-Based Therapies Can Help Teens With Eating Disorders

By Shawn Dwyer

A new study showed that teens suffering from anorexia nervosa fare better when families are part of their treatment. MORE  

Dangerous Eating Disorder Behaviors Are Not Exclusive to Rail-Thin Teens

By Victoria Kim

The study showed that eating disorders are not diagnosed early enough when specialists focus exclusively on weight. MORE  

Increasing Number of CT Youth Affected By Eating Disorders

By Victoria Kim

There is growing concern over 10- and 11-year-olds being diagnosed with eating disorders. MORE  

Proposed Italian Law Targeting Pro-Ana Sites Stirs Controversy

By Paul Gaita

Despite the often tragic consequences of young girls visiting pro-ana sites, opponents say criminalizing them causes more harm than good. MORE  

'Human Barbie' Slammed for Endorsing Eating Disorders

By Paul Gaita

Valeria Lukyanova, a.k.a. the Human Barbie, was criticized by a charity group for endorsing a dangerous diet called "breatharianism." MORE  

Ramadan a Challenge for Muslim Women With Eating Disorders

By John Lavitt

Muslim women with eating disorders struggle during a month when fasting is celebrated. MORE  

Mortality Rates for Anorexia Remain Unchanged in 2014

By John Lavitt

Eating disorders like anorexia nervosa remain a potent, but silent killer for young women. MORE  

A Man—With an Eating Disorder

By Brian Macaulay

When I tell people I have an eating disorder, I get surprise, sympathy, empathy and laughing-shock: "Men can have eating disorders?” MORE  

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