Women affected by eating disorder-related binging and purging behaviors experience greater declines in their memory function than women with eating disorders who heavily restrict their food intake, according to evidence recently reported by a group of Canadian scientists.
White bread, donuts and pastries, potato chips, cookies and snack crackers. What do these all have in common? They could be fueling your food addiction. Processed foods are high in refined carbohydrates, fats, sugar and salt and are designed not just to taste good, but to feel good in your mouth. Processed food companies want you to get hooked and have designed their foods to make that happen. Research is confirming that you really can get hooked on processed foods and that they are making you hungrier and pushing you toward binge eating.
In the last 15 years, a new eating disorder phenomenon has gradually earned more and more attention. The condition is formally known as ED-DMT1, for eating disorder and diabetes mellitus Type 1. The condition is also frequently referred to by the more informal name diabulimia. As both names suggest, this condition refers to the diagnosis of an eating disorder in patients who are living with Type 1 diabetes (formerly referred to as insulin dependent diabetes).