Sexual Function Offers Clues to Eating Disorder Recovery Sexual Function Offers Clues to Eating Disorder Recovery

Assessing the sexual function of patients with eating disorders, particularly those with anorexia nervosa, may help identify those most likely to have optimal recovery, say Italian researchers.Medscape Medical News
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BACKGROUND: While restrictive and compensatory eating disorders (e.g. anorexia and bulimia) are associated with elevated risk of suicide, less is known about binge eating disorder (BED). There is suggestive evidence of a U-shaped relationship between body ...
Source: SafetyLit - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news
Abstract Feeding is a critical behavior that animals depend on for survival, and pathological alterations in food intake underlie disorders such as obesity and anorexia nervosa. To understand these disorders and their development in animal models, researchers must quantify food intake. Although conceptually straightforward, it remains a challenge to obtain accurate records of food intake in rodents. Several approaches have been used to accomplish this, each with benefits and drawbacks. In this article, we survey the four most common methods for measuring food intake in rodents: manual weighing of food, automated w...
Source: Brain Research - Category: Neurology Authors: Tags: Brain Res Source Type: research
Abstract Protein energy wasting (PEW) is a condition commonly occurring among patients with ESRD on hemodialysis. PEW is characterized by depletion of protein and energy stores and is caused by multiple factors related to chronic kidney disease, acute and chronic comorbidities and by renal replacement therapy itself. Anorexia is central in the pathogenesis of PEW; it is frequently observed in these patients whose protein and energy intakes are typically lower than guidelines recommendations. If untreated, PEW invariably leads to major complications, and may activate a vicious circle with further worsening of nutri...
Source: Seminars in Dialysis - Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Tags: Semin Dial Source Type: research
Publication date: July 2018 Source:Molecular and Cellular Neuroscience, Volume 90 Author(s): Yi-Wen Chen, Hannah Actor-Engel, Chiye Aoki Activity-based anorexia (ABA) is an animal model of anorexia nervosa, a mental illness with highest mortality and with onset that is most frequently during adolescence. We questioned whether vulnerability of adolescent mice to ABA differs between sexes and whether individual differences in resilience are causally linked to α4βδ-GABAAR expression. C57BL6/J WT and α4-KO adolescent male and female mice underwent ABA induction by combining wheel access with food restri...
Source: Molecular and Cellular Neuroscience - Category: Neuroscience Source Type: research
A 2-year-old female spayed New Zealand white rabbit weighing 3.66 kg was presented to a Veterinary Teaching Hospital following a one day duration of anorexia and abdominal distention. Prior to the patient's current condition, the rabbit was eating, drinking, urinating, and defecating normally, however cecotrophs had not been observed in the rabbit's hutch for the preceding four days. The morning the animal was presented to the teaching hospital, the owner reported that the rabbit was lethargic and indifferent when offered food and treats.
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While restrictive and compensatory eating disorders (e.g. anorexia and bulimia) are associated with elevated risk of suicide, less is known about binge eating disorder (BED). There is suggestive evidence of a ...
Source: BMC Psychiatry - Category: Psychiatry Authors: Tags: Research article Source Type: research
Publication date: August 2018 Source:Journal of Psychiatric Research, Volume 103 Author(s): Bethan Dalton, Savani Bartholdy, Lauren Robinson, Marco Solmi, Mohammad A.A. Ibrahim, Gerome Breen, Ulrike Schmidt, Hubertus Himmerich Cytokines are signalling molecules, which play an important role in both immune system function and brain development and function, and subsequently mental states and behaviour. Cytokines have been implicated in eating disorders (EDs) due to their role in psychological health, body weight and appetite regulation. This meta-analysis examined cross-sectional and longitudinal studies measuring concentr...
Source: Journal of Psychiatric Research - Category: Psychiatry Source Type: research
uul A Abstract Hypogonadism may be suspected if puberty is delayed. Pubertal delay may be caused by a normal physiological variant, by primary ovarian insufficiency (Turner syndrome), or reflect congenital hypogonadotropic hypogonadism (HH; genetic) or acquired HH (brain lesions). Any underlying chronic disease like inflammatory bowel disease, celiac disease, malnutrition (anorexia or orthorexia), or excessive physical activity may also result in functional HH. Thus, girls with delayed puberty should be evaluated for an underlying pathology before any treatment, including oral contraception, is initiated. Estrogen...
Source: Endocrine Development - Category: Endocrinology Authors: Tags: Endocr Dev Source Type: research
Amanda Kristiansen, 18,   from Gothenburg, Sweden, was just 11 years old when she started to struggle with anorexia - but she has since beaten her demons and doubled her weight.
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This article presents an overview of clinically relevant neurologic complications for CRT, basic pathophysiology of radiation injury, and risk factors for neurologic complications.
Source: Neurologic Clinics - Category: Neurology Authors: Source Type: research
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