Eating disorders during COVID-19

Eating disorders are among the deadliest mental health conditions, claiming 10,200 lives each year, which is one death every 52 minutes. And the misconceptions and societal stigma surrounding eating disorders—such as only women have eating disorders and eating disorders are a lifestyle rather than a serious medical condition—hinders many people’s decision to seek help. The added stress of the COVID-19 […]

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Eating dried fruit may be linked with better diet quality and health markers

Don’t be afraid to toss a handful of raisins or dried apples in your Thanksgiving stuffing this year—a new Penn State study has found that dried fruit may be connected with better health. The researchers found that people who ate dried fruit were generally healthier than those who did not, and on days when people ate dried fruit they consumed […]

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Preliminary report on dietary guidelines emphasizes need for healthy eating habits

The American Heart Association, the world’s leading voluntary organization focused on heart and brain health, praised new recommendations issued this week for the next update of federal Dietary Guidelines for Americans. The report, released by the Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee (DGAC), will inform the Departments of Health and Human Services (HHS) and Agriculture (USDA) as they craft the new guidelines, […]

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Silly cat nearly died after sneakily eating hairbands and bits of string

Cat owners will know that our feline pals absolutely love to play with hair bobbles, bits of string, and whatever other rubbish they can get their paws on – completely ignoring the fancy toys us humans stupidly paid loads of money for. But it’s important to keep a close eye on your cat’s chosen playthings. Learn from the case of […]

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Researchers find eating with someone else makes people eat smaller portions, but more often

A team of researchers at the University of Tokyo has found that people tend to consume smaller amounts of food when they are with someone else than when alone, but eat more often. In their paper published in the journal Royal Society Open Science, the group describes experiments they carried out with volunteer eaters and what they found. Prior studies […]

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Dementia and eating disorders: it is a problem of (semantic) memory

For the first time, it has been shown that deficits of semantic memory, an ability we use to recognize objects and use them correctly, are involved in specific eating disorders shared by patients suffering from dementia. This is suggested by a study conducted by the Laboratory of Professor Raffaella Rumiati of SISSA in Trieste just published in the Journal of […]

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