compulsive overeating

The mere sight, smell of food hikes dopamine levels in binge eaters

March 1st, 2011 - 5:37 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 1 (ANI): A new brain imaging study has revealed that just the mere sight or smell of food elevates dopamine - a brain chemical linked to reward and motivation - ... Read more...

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Binge eating linked to childhood abuse

May 13th, 2010 - 4:24 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, May 13 (IANS) Childhood sexual or emotional abuse, which leads to self-criticism, may be one of the reasons behind binge eating, research says. Binge eaters stuff themselves with a day's worth of ... Read more...

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Binge eating disorder severity tied to childhood sexual or emotional abuse

May 13th, 2010 - 2:21 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 13 (ANI): Severity of binge eating disorder (BED), a psychiatric condition similar to other eating disorders like bulimia, minus the countervailing purging behaviour, and compulsive overeating, but without the constant ... Read more...

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‘Food addiction’ plays major role in obesity epidemic

December 23rd, 2009 - 1:32 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 23 (ANI): Food addiction is a reality in some individuals and should be considered as a major factor while managing the obesity epidemic, according to a new study.Compulsive and out ... Read more...

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Peptide ghrelin may be behind both alcohol dependence and overeating

September 24th, 2008 - 2:07 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 24 (ANI): Ghrelin is known to have an effect on food intake by increasing feelings of hunger and the urge to eat. But now, a new study has shown ... Read more...

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Some of the psychological illnesses and addictions that can sometimes co-exist with an Eating Disorder

June 6th, 2008 - 12:08 am ICT by Amrit Rashmisrisethi
In people who suffer from Eating Disorders it is not uncommon to find other associated psychological disorders that co-exist with their Anorexia, Bulimia and/or Compulsive Overeating. In some cases, their Eating Disorder ... Read more...

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