Anorexia Nervosa

Anorexia Nervosa

Genetic Analysis Points to Anorexia Nervosa’s Psychiatric and Metabolic Roots

People with anorexia nervosa, an eating disorder, severely restrict the amount of food they eat. They may see themselves as overweight even after they have become dangerously underweight, but what causes this behavior?

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Discovery of Brain Circuit Involved in Food Intake

Experiments in mice have given scientists a better understanding of how the brain curbs hunger after eating.

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Women with Anorexia Show Brain Activity

New research has found that women with anorexia have below-average activity in brain regions that help coordinate social behavior.  The observations were made as the women played a computer game stressing cooperation.  The researche

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