Anorexia nervosa is a serious, life-threatening eating disorder. People with anorexia nervosa fear weight gain and may obsessively diet and exercise, even to the point of starvation. About 1% of the population has anorexia nervosa, and it?s more common in women than men.
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While female anorexia patients tend to place an excessive focus on food control, male patients tend to focus more on excessive exercise and muscle gain.
Teenagers do not need to be rail thin to be practicing the dangerous eating behaviors associated with anorexia, a new study suggests.
The widely held belief that only women experience eating disorders delays men with these conditions from getting treatment, a new British study says.
A small, preliminary study hints that oxytocin, a hormone connected to positive feelings, could help ease obsessions with food and obesity in people with anorexia.
By Alan MozesHealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Nov. 12 (HealthDay News) — New research suggests that some patients with anorexia or bulimia who receive targeted, noninvasive magnetic brain stimulation may experience relief from their binge eating and purging behaviors. Doctors used a procedure called “repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation” on 20 patients with entrenched cases of anorexia or bulimia. [...]