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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.

Diet and Weight Loss Eating Disorder Research Psychology Research
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Accepting anxiety for peace of mind      (via sciencedaily.com)     Original source 

Sadly, many family members, friends, and celebrities have suffered from anorexia nervosa, a severe psychiatric disorder associated with intense anxieties concerning weight, shape, and self-esteem. AN is characterized by an eating disorder, food restriction, voluntary vomiting, and extreme emaciation.

Chronic Illness Eating Disorder Research Mental Health Research Nutrition Today's Healthcare
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Serious eating disorder ARFID is highly heritable, according to new twin study      (via sciencedaily.com)     Original source 

ARFID is strongly influenced by genetic factors, according to a twin study examining this relatively new type of eating disorder.

Children's Health Eating Disorder Research
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Disordered eating is not only a disease of affluent girls      (via sciencedaily.com)     Original source 

Predominant stereotypes about eating disorders suggest that it is a condition mainly associated with girls from wealthy backgrounds. However, a new study found that boys living in disadvantaged circumstances are at an increased risk for disordered eating, particularly if they have underlying genetic risk factors.

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.

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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.

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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.

Bipolar Disorder Eating Disorder Research Eating Disorders
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Multiple diagnoses are the norm for mental illness; A new genetic analysis helps explain why      (via sciencedaily.com)     Original source 

An analysis of 11 major psychiatric disorders offers new insight into why comorbidities are the norm when it comes to mental illness. The study suggests that while there is no single gene or set of genes underlying risk for all of them, subsets of disorders -- including bipolar disorder and schizophrenia; anorexia nervosa and obsessive-compulsive disorder; and major depression and anxiety --s hare a common genetic architecture.

Eating Disorder Research Eating Disorders
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Researcher looks into little known 'purging disorder'      (via sciencedaily.com)     Original source 

Though purging is often a condition associated with bulimia nervosa, new research at Ohio University suggests that a different kind of eating disorder could also be responsible.

Thyroid Disease
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Researchers adapt technology made for astronomical observations to biomedical imaging      (via sciencedaily.com)     Original source 

Researchers have captured images of multiple radionuclides in mice using astronomy technology.

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The hidden issue of anorexia in pregnancy      (via sciencedaily.com)     Original source 

Pregnant women with anorexia are at greater risk of having a stillbirth, underweight baby or pre-term birth, yet there are no clear guidelines for how doctors should manage the condition, according to a new study. Researchers have developed recommendations and principles for multidisciplinary management of anorexia nervosa in pregnancy. These recommendations include a focus on the specialist mental health, obstetric, medical, and nutritional care required to ensure optimal outcomes for women and their infants.