Anorexia/cachexia

Valuing Gluten-Free Food Tied to Better Diet, Unhealthy Weight Control

June 21, 2018

The authors used data from 1,819 young adults (25 to 36 years) who were surveyed in 2015 to 2016 as part of the fourth wave of the Project EAT (Eating and Activity in Teens and Young Adults) cohort study.

Ob-Gyns Should ID Gynecologic Symptoms of Eating Disorders

June 01, 2018

Formal diagnosis and treatment of eating disorders in adolescents are outside the scope of gynecologic practice, but health care providers should be comfortable with recognizing and screening at-risk patients.

Outcomes of Anorexia Nervosa Examined in Patients With Onset Before 14 Years

March 05, 2018

Twenty-eight percent of respondents met the DSM-IV criteria for a current non-eating disorder psychiatric disorder, and 64% met the criteria for a previous non-eating disorder psychiatric disorder.

Oxytocin Levels and Lack of Emotional Awareness May Be Linked

December 13, 2017

The researchers found that most measures of social-emotional functioning showed impairment in women with AN or a history of AN, versus those with no eating disorder history.

Leptin Levels May Mediate Weight Loss in Bulimia

October 25, 2017

Mediation analyses using bootstrapping procedures indicated that all paths were significant and that leptin mediated the link between WS and illness duration.

Teen Anorexia Outcomes with Family-Based Telehealth Therapy

August 23, 2017

Percent median body mass index improved significantly from baseline to the end of treatment (P=0.013) and from baseline to the 6-month follow-up (P=0.032).

FDA Approves Final Label for Syndros with CII Designation

By May 24, 2017

Syndros is the first FDA-approved dronabinol solution for oral administration, containing the pharmaceutical version of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC).

Celiac Disease and Anorexia: Is There a Link?

April 03, 2017

Karl Mårild, MD, PhD, from the Norwegian Institute of Public Health in Oslo, and colleagues examined the association.

How Likely Are Teens to Seek Treatment for Eating Disorders?

March 27, 2017

Adolescents who met criteria for anorexia nervosa or bulimia nervosa were 2.4 and 1.9 times, respectively, more likely to seek treatment than adolescents who met criteria for binge-eating disorder.

DEA Designates Syndros as Schedule II Drug

By March 23, 2017

Syndros is anticipated to launch in the second half of 2017. It will be available as a 5mg/mL strength oral solution.

Psychostimulants Assessed as Possible Bulimia Nervosa Treatment

February 02, 2017

For select patients, psychostimulants may be beneficial for treating bulimia nervosa, according to a study of six cases published online January 23 in the Journal of Clinical Pharmacology.

Unhealthy Weight Management Linked to Adolescent Rx Drug Use

By November 16, 2016

Seventeen percent of high school students say they have engaged in non-medical use of prescription drugs (NMUPD), according to a recent Youth Risk Behavior Survey.

Dronabinol Oral Solution Approved by FDA

By July 05, 2016

The FDA has approved Syndros (dronabinol oral solution) for the treatment of anorexia associated with weight loss in patients with AIDS, and nausea and vomiting associated with cancer chemotherapy in patients who have failed to respond adequately to conventional antiemetic treatments.

Higher Rate of Alcohol-Related Problems Displayed by Women With Eating Disorders

April 06, 2016

Women with eating disorders more often exhibit risky drinking behaviors than their unaffected peers, according to a study published online April 1 in the International Journal of Eating Disorders.

Anorexia Nervosa Related Deaths are Increasing, Study Finds

January 22, 2016

Mortality is increased among patients with eating disorders, with higher mortality for those with anorexia nervosa (AN) compared with bulimia nervosa (BN), binge eating disorder (BED), and eating disorder not otherwise specified (ED-NOS), according to a study published online in the International Journal of Eating Disorders.

Elevated Liver Enzymes Common in Severe Anorexia Nervosa

September 10, 2015

For adults with severe anorexia nervosa (AN), elevated liver enzymes are relatively common and are associated with lower body mass index (BMI) and hypoglycemia.

Anorexia Resurgence Seen After Smoking Cessation

August 26, 2015

Smoking cessation may be associated with resurgence of anorexic symptoms in patients with a history of anorexia nervosa.

When Supplement Use Becomes an Eating Disorder

By August 07, 2015

Recent research has shown that an increasing number of men are using over-the-counter bodybuilding supplements to the point where it may be characterized as an eating disorder.

Par Launches Generic Megace ES

By July 29, 2015

Par Pharmaceuticals announced the launch of Megestrol Acetate Suspension, the generic version of its brand Megace ES.

TWi Launches Generic Megace ES

By July 29, 2015

TWi Pharmaceuticals announced the launch of Megestrol Acetate Suspension, the generic version of Par Pharmaceutical's Megace ES.

Citrin Deficiency Mimics Anorexia in Pediatric Patient

July 20, 2015

The clinical features of citrin deficiency (CD) may mimic those of anorexia nervosa (AN), according to a case report published in Pediatrics.

Mindfulness Shows Promise in Eating Disorder Prevention

June 15, 2015

Mindfulness may be a promising approach for prevention of eating disorders among adolescent girls.

AGS Updates Choosing Wisely Recs for Elderly Patients

By April 28, 2015

The American Geriatrics Society (AGS) has released updates to its recommendations for the ABIM Foundation's Choosing Wisely campaign to reflect new research on conditions affecting older adults, such as agitation, certain types of cancer, delirium, dementia, and others.

Study: Eating Disorders Common in Girls With Type 1 Diabetes

April 22, 2015

A new study suggests that for girls and young women with type 1 diabetes, eating disorders are common and persistent.

Disordered Eating Info Not Reaching Overweight Youth

April 03, 2015

Eating disorder education needs to reach overweight youth, as the prevalence of disordered eating among overweight girls and boys remained the same from 1999 to 2010.

Plasma B<sub>12</sub> Levels Tied to Anorexia Nervosa Severity

April 01, 2015

In patients with anorexia nervosa, plasma levels of vitamin B12 might be an early marker of liver dysfunction and are possibly related to more severe psychopathological aspects.

Hunger Signals, Self-Control May Differ in Brains of Anorexia Patients

March 27, 2015

People with anorexia nervosa have an abnormal brain response to hunger signals, according to a new study.

More Rapid Refeeding With Anorexia Nervosa Safe, Effective in Study

February 17, 2015

Refeeding patients with anorexia nervosa to achieve more rapid weight gain may be safe and effective in a hospital-based protocol.

Specific Supplements Can Improve Pressure Ulcer Healing

February 03, 2015

Eight weeks of formula enriched with arginine, zinc, and antioxidants linked to improved healing

Grading System Developed for Cancer-Linked Weight Loss

November 25, 2014

A grading system has been developed for clinically important weight loss (WL) in patients with cancer, which includes the independent prognostic significance of body mass index (BMI) and percent WL.