Category: Mark Gold

September is National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month, A Time to Help Raise Awareness and Share Information About This Critical Public Health Concern

young woman with illusion of Control in the Development of Eating Disorders The rate of suicide in young people (10-24 years old) increased by 57.4% over the past ten years, according to new data just released by the CDC [1]. Suicide is an all too common death in people under the age of 35. According to the CDC, suicide is the second leading cause of death for [...]
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Anorexia Nervosa: 2020 Research on Long Term Outcomes, Growth Retardation, and Other Medical Consequences

Girl thinking about Spirituality Eating disorders, such as anorexia nervosa (AN), bulimia nervosa (BN), binge eating disorder (BED), and others, have increased in prevalence over the past 25 years. While experts have discussed changes in ideal body image, manufactured foods, and obesity as root causes, these remain puzzling diseases of unknown, but complex bio-psycho-social etiology. Research has made amazing [...]
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Are Foods like Drugs of Abuse: The Science Behind Foods Triggering Binge Eating and Loss of Control

An open book in a library COVID 19 epidemic responses included a stay at home orders, lockdowns, and quarantines. Many people have changed food preferences, abandoned healthy eating, and relapsed into patterns of binge eating and overeating [1]. Our relationship with food is complicated. We describe some foods as comforting or comfort food and others as a form of self-medication [2]. [...]
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Diet Beverages and Artificial Sugars: Risk vs Benefit

Beverages, Sodas, diet Drink, Cokes on store shelf Low-calorie sweeteners in foods and diet drinks can disrupt metabolism, and some experts have suggested that there use might cause diabetes and obesity [1]. But other studies have found that consuming diet drinks and food has little impact on metabolism and weight gain. A new study by Yale researchers published March 3 in the journal [...]
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Eating Disorders: Anorexia Nervosa, Bulimia Nervosa, Binge Eating Disorder, and also, Food Addiction?

sketch of the human brain and Cortical Folding Eating Disorders: Anorexia and Bulimia Nervosa  There has been some debate over the diagnostic groups, characterization, and relevance to therapy for patients with disordered eating. However, Eating Disorders are important and common. Estimates suggest that the prevalence of Anorexia Nervosa (AN) is 0.6%, 1.0% for Bulimia Nervosa (BN), and 2.8% for Binge Eating Disorder (BED). [...]
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Risk of Heart Disease Quadruples in Women Hospitalized for Bulimia

Asian American woman holding a flower The risk of cardiovascular disease skyrockets for women who have been hospitalized for bulimia nervosa, a study in JAMA Psychiatry reports. The risk for bulimia and heart disease is greatest in the first two years after hospitalization and remains high for another three years before disappearing at the 10-year mark. Bulimia and Heart Disease “Our [...]
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High Suicide Risk in the Eating Disorder Population

Girl struggling with eating disorders Dr. Mark Gold’s Research You Can Use The eating disorder population is exposed to a greater probability of suicide and attempted suicide. A recent study, conducted by the University of Bologna, Italy, executed a meta-analysis of previous studies in order to compare proportions of suicide attempts in eating disorder sub-groups. Contrary to common belief, eating [...]
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Sugar-Sweetened Beverages May Be Potentially Addictive

Man drinking sugar-sweetened beverages Dr. Mark Gold’s Research You Can Use Young people enjoy and consume the most significant amounts of sugar-sweetened beverages than any other age group in the U.S. As a consequence, they have also experienced the most substantial associated gains in obesity levels, which quadrupled over the course of past several decades. However, a recent study [...]
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