The more often young teens turn to social media, the more prone they are to eating disorders, new research suggests.
While the study does not prove social media use causes eating disorders, it raises a red flag, said study author Simon Wilksch. He's a senior research fellow in psychology at Flinders University, in South Australia.
Eating disorders, serious medical conditions that few report, may trigger suicide attempts, three new studies show.
Research lead by Tomoko Udo, an assistant professor of health policy, management and behavior at the University at Albany, State University of New York, found that only half of those with eating disorders seek help, that some are less likely than others to seek help, an...
Extreme dieting behaviors often begin in the teen years and worsen in adulthood, a new study finds.
Unhealthy weight-control behaviors -- such as purging and fasting -- are associated with problems later in life, including eating disorders, depression and substance abuse, according to researchers at the University of Minnesota.
Overweight and obese young adults are twice as likely as those who are thinner to try to control their weight through binging and purging, using laxatives or diuretics, or forcing themselves to vomit, a new study finds.
The University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) researchers noted that these unhealthy weight-control methods increase the risk of depression, alcohol and tobacco u...