Sunday Smörgåsbord

It is once again time for you weekly Sunday Smorgasbord, where I trawl the web for the latest ED-related news, research, and more so you don't have to!

"Anorexia is not a good contraceptive." Why people with anorexia are more likely to have unplanned pregnancies and abortions. Thankfully, I've never had to rely on anorexia as a contraceptive, as my personality has always done a splendid job in that department.*

Fish oil promotes survival and protects against cognitive decline in severely undernourished mice by normalizing satiety signals. Yet more research supporting the use of omega-3 fatty acid supplements.  If you have seafood allergies or don't eat seafood, there are seaweed/vegan options out there, too.

Appetite regulating hormones cortisol and peptide YY are associated with disordered eating psychopathology independent of body mass index.

Personality development characteristics of women with anorexia nervosa, their healthy siblings and healthy controls: What prevents and what relates to psychopathology? This has to be one of the more fascinating studies on EDs that I've read lately, and it looks at why some family members develop an eating disorder, and others don't.

Attentional Processing of Food Pictures in Individuals with Anorexia Nervosa-An Eye-Tracking Study.

British Columbia to Open New Eating Disorder Facility in 2011. It's a much needed facility, but it also only serves women up to age 24.

50 Powerful Books on Eating Disorders--one of which is my second book, Next to Nothing!

Do you have supertaster genes? Supertasters are more sensitive to bitter tastes/fattiness in food.

*This is derived from an old joke when I used to play the viola.  "What do violists use for birth control?" "Their personalities."

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Nina said...

Hi Carrie,

Just wanted to say CONGRATS on making the Top 50 Powerful ED Books list!!

Anonymous said...

go violas!

Anonymous said...

Interesting... Anorexia is not an effective contraceptive.. Lol.

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