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Study shows hibernating bears conserve more muscle strength than humans on bed rest do

...ow. The researchers found that after 110 days of anorexia and confinement in the den, bears lost about 29% of their muscle strength. In comparison, humans on a balanced diet but confined to bed for 90 days have been reported to lose 54% of their strength. Other studies have shown that human astronauts in a ...

Families do not cause anorexia nervosa

... Bundchen stating that unsupportive families cause anorexia nervosa only perpetuate misconceptions and further...here is no scientific evidence that families cause anorexia nervosa. In fact, the researchers are finding that anorexia nervosa is far more complex than simply ...

Highlights from the December 2006 Journal of the American Dietetic Association

...l component of the team treatment of patients with anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, and other eating disorders during assessment and treatment across the continuum of care. Additional research articles in the December Journal of the American Dietetic Association include: "Dietary Supplement in a Natio...

SNM honors outstanding contributors

...; neurology (Alzheimer's, obesity, dementia, ADHD, anorexia nervosa); oncology (pancreas, breast and lung cancers, leukemia, chemotherapy response); pediatrics (Hodgkin's disease, lymphoma); infectious disease (fever of unknown origin); computers and instrumentation; endocrinology (diabetes); musculoskeletal ...

Best/brightest in molecular imaging/nuclear medicine present advances at SNM's 53rd Annual Meeting

... schizophrenia, acupuncture, smoking, cocaine use, anorexia nervosa); cancer (pancreas, breast, lung, leukemia, chemotherapy response); illnesses affecting children (Hodgkin's disease, lymphoma); infectious disease (fever of unknown origin, hip prosthesis); and technologist issues related to radiation safety,...

SNM's 53rd Annual Meeting: Research brings new world of diagnosing, treating illness

... schizophrenia, acupuncture, smoking, cocaine use, anorexia nervosa); oncology (pancreas, breast, lung cancers, leukemia, chemotherapy response); pediatrics (Hodgkin's disease, lymphoma); infectious disease (fever of unknown origin, hip prosthesis, knee arthroplasty); computers and instrumentation; endocrinol...

Genetic factors, neuroticism may be associated with future development of anorexia

In a large study of Swedish twins, anorexia nervosa appears to be moderately heritable and lin...ious study reports that the number of new cases of anorexia increased during the past century and leveled off in the 1970s. Despite the seriousness of anorexia,...

Feeling fat in the festive season? It's all in your mind

... involved in body image and may shed some light on anorexia and body dysmorphic disorder, where sufferers are ...same region of the brain. In addition, people with anorexia and body dysmorphic disorder who have problems with judging the size of their body might similarily ...

War on terror meets war on cancer

...the metabolism of obese people or people suffering anorexia or bulimia, says Hegg, an assistant professor chemistry. Hegg did the study with James Ehleringer, a distinguished professor of biology at the University of Utah, and Helen Kreuzer-Martin, a University of Utah research assistant professor of biology...

Tetanus toxin found to have therapeutic properties

...avioural disorders such as depression, anxiety and anorexia may be treated using the molecule derived from tetanus toxin. The researchers have also been able to show that toxin and its recombinant fragment, carboxy terminal, the harmless fragment, strengthens the neural cells and protects them from external a...

Two Children's Hospital Boston researchers win top presidential awards

...went to Catherine Gordon, MD, MSc, for her work on anorexia nervosa and bone loss in young women, and Kenneth ...bone loss in adolescent girls and young women with anorexia nervosa. Bone loss afflicts many anorexic patients, putting them at risk for osteoporosis and fractu...

JCI table of contents June 1, 2005

...lds the promise of eliminating the contribution of anorexia to the development of cachexia." TITLE: Role of leptin and melanocortin signaling in uremia-associated cachexia AUTHOR CONTACT: Robert Mak Oregon Health & Science University, Portland, OR USA Phone: 503-494-7564; Fax: 503-494-0428; E-mail: makr@ohs...

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