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Binge eating could be a brain disorder

Immune cells that may cause people to gorge on high-fat foods have been identified by University of California, San Francisco, researchers after trials using an experimental drug on mice.
Source: the Mail online | Health - Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

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ConclusionNB may be effective in reducing binge eating symptoms associated with MDD and overweight/obesity. Evaluation of NB in BED appears warranted.FundingOrexigen Therapeutics, Inc.
Source: Advances in Therapy - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: research
Authors: Schroder R, Sellman JD, Adamson S Abstract Food addiction is increasingly being recognised as a contributory factor in overweight and obesity. Management of eating compulsivity, a key component of food addiction, may assist greatly in the successful treatment of obesity. Measurement of food addiction and its core characteristic of eating compulsivity is fundamental to increasing understandings of the concept of food addiction, its prevalence among people with and without obesity and its utility within a treatment context. The current study describes the development and initial validation of a brief measure...
Source: Substance Use and Misuse - Category: Addiction Tags: Subst Use Misuse Source Type: research
AbstractThe aim of this study was to investigate the combined effects of aerobic exercise training and traditional treatment on body mass index (BMI) and aerobic capacity compared to the traditional treatment alone in patients with binge-eating disorder (BED). Fourteen BED patients were divided into Intervention Group (IG,n = 6) and Control Group (CG,n = 8). All patients participated into the weekly multidisciplinary program. In addition, IG underwent an aerobic exercise-training period of 6 months. At baseline and after 6 months of intervention, both groups underwent measurements of BMI and s...
Source: Sport Sciences for Health - Category: Sports Medicine Source Type: research
ConclusionAlthough SRMH is a useful tool for estimation of mental health needs of populations, poor SRMH may not have universal meanings across ethnically diverse populations. Ethnic groups differ in how their poor SRMH reflects psychiatric conditions and the role of demographic and socioeconomic factors in explaining such links. These ethnic differences may be a source of measurement bias in cross-ethnic health comparisons.
Source: Journal of Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: research
Everyone ruminates. We especially ruminate when we’re stressed out. Maybe you’re ruminating about an upcoming test—you have to score an A to keep your scholarship. Maybe you’re ruminating about an upcoming presentation because you want to impress your boss. Maybe you’re ruminating about an upcoming date and the many ways it could go. Maybe you’re ruminating about a bad performance review. Maybe you’re ruminating about an injury that’s really been bothering you. “We are evolutionarily wired to obsess,” according to psychiatrist Britton Arey, M.D. We are wired to se...
Source: Psych Central - Category: Psychiatry Authors: Tags: Anorexia Anxiety Binge Eating Bulimia Depression Disorders Eating Disorders General Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder Panic Disorder Psychology Stress Treatment Anxiety Disorders Distressing Thoughts Mindfulness Negative Thinki Source Type: news
Binge-eating disorder (BED) is the most common eating disorder (American Psychiatric Association, 2013). An estimated 1.6% of women and 0.8% of men can be clinically diagnosed with BED (12-month prevalence). The symptoms include recurrent binge eating episodes with loss of control, in the absence of regular compensatory behavior. BED is associated with marked distress in these patients regarding their binge eating and also regarding the resulting increased weight gain or obesity (American Psychiatric Association, 2013).
Source: Clinical Neurophysiology - Category: Neuroscience Authors: Source Type: research
EXCLUSIVE: Researchers from Loughborough University believe their findings highlight the importance of being conscious of what we eat, particularly while on holiday or celebrating.
Source: the Mail online | Health - Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
Condition:   Binge-Eating Disorder Interventions:   Drug: Liraglutide (Saxenda) 6Mg/Ml Inj Pen 3Ml;   Drug: Placebo Sponsors:   Kelly Allison;   Novo Nordisk A/S Recruiting - verified September 2017
Source: ClinicalTrials.gov - Category: Research Source Type: clinical trials
Authors: Dakanalis A, Clerici M PMID: 28858448 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Journal of Clinical Psychiatry - Category: Psychiatry Tags: J Clin Psychiatry Source Type: research
In this study, we used a limited access rat model of binge-like behavior in order to further explore the effects of binge eating on cognition. In binge eating prone (BEP) rats, we found novel object recognition (NOR) as well as Barnes maze reversal learning (BM-RL) deficits. Aberrant gene expression of brain derived neurotrophic factor (Bdnf) and tropomyosin receptor kinase B (TrkB) in the hippocampus (HPC)-prefrontal cortex (PFC) network was observed in BEP rats. Additionally, the NOR deficits were correlated with reductions in the expression of TrkB and insulin receptor (Ir) in the CA3 region of the hippocampus. Furtherm...
Source: Physiology and Behavior - Category: Physiology Source Type: research
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