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Eating Disorder Research Eating Disorders Nutrition
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Craving snacks after a meal? It might be food-seeking neurons, not an overactive appetite      (via sciencedaily.com)     Original source 

Psychologists have discovered a circuit in the brain of mice that makes them crave food and seek it out, even when they are not hungry. When stimulated, this cluster of cells propels mice to forage vigorously and to prefer fatty and pleasurable foods like chocolate over healthier foods like carrots.

Child Development Children's Health Diet and Weight Loss Dieting and Weight Control Eating Disorder Research Eating Disorders Nutrition
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Avid appetite in childhood linked to later eating disorder symptoms      (via sciencedaily.com)     Original source 

The study looked at survey data from 3,670 young people in the UK and the Netherlands to investigate how appetite traits in early childhood might relate to the likelihood of developing eating disorder symptoms up to 10 years later. The researchers found that a particularly high food responsiveness, defined as the urge to eat when you see, smell or taste palatable food, at the ages of four and five was linked to a higher likelihood of reporting a range of eating disorder symptoms at ages 12 to 14.

Depression Eating Disorder Research Eating Disorders Mental Health Research Nutrition
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A closer look at cannabis use and binge eating      (via sciencedaily.com)     Original source 

New research examined how often people experiencing binge eating are also using cannabis recreationally, and whether patients who use cannabis experience more severe eating disorder symptoms or symptoms of struggling with mental health.

Thyroid Disease
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Novel PET tracer enhances lesion detection in medullary thyroid cancer, offers potential for targeted therapy      (via sciencedaily.com)     Original source 

A newly developed PET imaging agent has been found to be effective in identifying medullary thyroid cancer (MTC) in preclinical and clinical studies. The results of the studies indicate that the PET imaging agent may be a promising theranostic candidate for clinical use.

Eating Disorder Research Eating Disorders
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Study reveals new genetic link between anorexia nervosa and being an early riser      (via sciencedaily.com)     Original source 

New research indicates that the eating disorder anorexia nervosa is associated with being an early riser, unlike many other disorders that tend to be evening-based such as depression, binge eating disorder and schizophrenia.

Chronic Illness Hormone Disorders Thyroid Disease
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Anti-rheumatic drugs could prevent thyroid disease      (via sciencedaily.com)     Original source 

Anti-rheumatic drugs used for rheumatoid arthritis might prevent the development of autoimmune thyroid disease, according to a new observational study.

Thyroid Disease Today's Healthcare
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Certain per- and polyfluoroalkyl 'forever chemicals' identified as potential risk factor for thyroid cancer      (via sciencedaily.com)     Original source 

Researchers have discovered a link between certain per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) and an increased risk for thyroid cancer.

Hormone Disorders Thyroid Disease
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Exposure to dioxins can worsen thyroid function      (via sciencedaily.com)     Original source 

Exposure to dioxins can negatively impact thyroid function, according to a study presented Thursday at ENDO 2023, the Endocrine Society's annual meeting in Chicago, Ill.

Children's Health Diet and Weight Loss Dieting and Weight Control Eating Disorder Research Eating Disorders Nutrition
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Exposure therapy to feared foods may help kids with eating disorders      (via sciencedaily.com)     Original source 

Whether you're afraid of dogs, needles or enclosed spaces, one of the most effective interventions for this type of anxiety disorder is exposure therapy in which you confront your fear in a safe environment. A new study finds that exposure therapy is also a promising treatment for adolescents with eating disorders. They found that exposure to feared foods -- such as candy bars and pizza -- helped kids who were in a partial hospitalization program for eating disorders experience decreased anxiety toward food.

Children's Health Diet and Weight Loss Dieting and Weight Control Eating Disorder Research Eating Disorders Healthy Aging Menopause Nutrition Women's Health - General
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Body Dissatisfaction Can Lead to Eating Disorders at Any Age      (via sciencedaily.com)     Original source 

Eating disorders are stereotypically associated with adolescents and young adults. Growing evidence, however, suggests that these conditions can occur at any time during a woman's lifespan, including at midlife. A new study finds that body dissatisfaction is a primary cause of eating disorders, especially during perimenopause.

Children's Health Eating Disorder Research Eating Disorders Nutrition
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Scientists uncover possible neural link between early life trauma and binge-eating disorder      (via sciencedaily.com)     Original source 

Research has revealed how a pathway in the brain that typically provides signals to stop eating may be altered by early life trauma. The discovery, obtained from studies in mice adds new perspective to binge eating and obesity.

Eating Disorder Research Eating Disorders
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Circadian rhythm disruption found to be common among mental health disorders      (via sciencedaily.com) 

Scientists hypothesize that circadian rhythm disruption is a psychopathology factor shared by a broad range of mental illnesses and that research into its molecular foundation could be key to unlocking better therapies and treatments.

Dieting and Weight Control Eating Disorder Research Eating Disorders
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Deep brain stimulation shows promise against binge eating disorder      (via sciencedaily.com)     Original source 

A small device that detects food craving-related brain activity in a key brain region, and responds by electrically stimulating that region, has shown promise in a pilot clinical trial in two patients with loss-of-control binge eating disorder (BED), according to researchers.

Hormone Disorders Thyroid Disease
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Researchers examine link between pesticides and thyroid cancer risk in Central California area      (via sciencedaily.com)     Original source 

In single pollutant models and within a 20-year period, 10 out of 29 reviewed pesticides were associated with thyroid cancer, including several of the most widely used ones in the U.S. These included paraquat dichloride, glyphosate and oxyfluorfen.

Thyroid Disease
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Pralsetinib achieves tissue-agnostic benefits for patients with RET gene fusions      (via sciencedaily.com)     Original source 

The targeted therapy pralsetinib was well-tolerated and demonstrated high response rates in patients with RET gene fusions, regardless of tumor type.

Thyroid Disease
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People with low BMI aren't more active, they are just less hungry and 'run hotter'      (via sciencedaily.com)     Original source 

To date most research on obesity has focused on studying those with a high body mass index (BMI), but a research group is now taking a different approach. The scientists looked at individuals with a very low BMI. Their findings reveal that these individuals are actually considerably less active than people with a BMI in the normal range, contrary to speculation that they have a metabolism that makes them naturally more active. Additionally, they eat less food than those with a normal BMI.

Dieting and Weight Control Hormone Disorders Thyroid Disease
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Thyroid problems linked to increased risk of dementia      (via sciencedaily.com)     Original source 

Older people with hypothyroidism, also called underactive thyroid, may be at increased risk of developing dementia, according to a new study. The risk of developing dementia was even higher for people whose thyroid condition required thyroid hormone replacement medication.

Thyroid Disease
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Chemical risk assessment not up to par, researchers say      (via sciencedaily.com)     Original source 

The current system of chemical risk assessment is inadequate and underestimates levels of flame retardants and other pollutants needed to cause harmful health effects, according to a recent analysis.

Eating Disorder Research Eating Disorders
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Large study reveals stark changes in brain structure for people with anorexia      (via sciencedaily.com)     Original source 

New findings highlight clear differences in grey matter for people with anorexia nervosa and point to the importance of early treatment interventions.

Hormone Disorders Thyroid Disease
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Scientists gain ground on rare congenital neurological disorder      (via sciencedaily.com)     Original source 

Two recent discoveries may help lead to new ways to treat patients with Allan-Herndon-Dudley syndrome (AHDS), a brain development disorder that causes severe intellectual disability and problems with movement.