Sunday Smörgåsbord

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

The new scoop on emotional and binge eating.

Plastic film that changes color when food spoils. (I wonder what color you would find in my fridge?)

Diet and physical activity in women recovered from anorexia nervosa: A pilot study.

Like Mother, Like Daughter: Can you fight genetic destiny?

Ghrelin and its potential in the treatment of eating/wasting disorders and cachexia.

Organic label makes foods seem tastier, more healthful.

Mealtimes on eating disorder wards: A two-study investigation.

Cultural rituals and OCD: Is there a common psychological mechanism?

An eating disorder randomized clinical trial and attrition: Profiles and determinants of dropout.

Are you sure you need that second piece of pie? Guilt as a lifestyle motivator.

Motivation to change among residential treatment patients with an eating disorder: Assessment of the multidimensionality of motivation and its relation to treatment outcome.

Food Addiction And Substance Dependence Have Similar Brain Activity Going On.

Effects of acute alcohol intoxication on eating-related urges among women with bulimia nervosa.

Sweet, bitter? Taste perceptions significantly affect moral processing in the brain.

A prospective test of the relation between weight change and risk for bulimia nervosa.

The hunger artist: escaping from anorexia.

FDA Clears Mandometer® for the Treatment of Eating Disorders.

Heightened sensitivity to reward and punishment in anorexia nervosa.

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hm said...

The Mandometer looks pretty awesome.

Katie said...

I'm excited to see the study suggesting that specialised mealtime training is needed for EDU nurses. One very common complaint about treatment here is that a lot of the nurses say or do very unhelpful things during mealtimes, and I've seen some lose their tempers if someone is struggling.

I have to say, I think guilt is a rubbish motivator for change, and I'm not just thinking about people with anorexia either. Feeling guilty is common in people with BED, and that sort of intense guilt just perpetuates behaviours. I guess maybe non-pathological guilt is a good motivator for people with no history of mental illness, but who knows who is susceptible or not? And how would health professionals go about MAKING someone feel guilty about food?! Doesn't sound very ethical. Some of the ideas people have about challenging the "obesity epidemic" are very strange...

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