Anorexia Nervosa

A Food-Seeking Circuit in the Brain That Can Override Hunger or “Fullness” Signals May Shed Light on Eating Disorders
Research that was initially focused on fear, anxiety, and defensive behaviors has resulted in a series of unexpected discoveries that have shed new light on eating behaviors, and, possibly, on eating… Read More
Researchers Identify Habit-Related Neural Circuitry That is Likely Perturbed in Binge-Eating Disorders
A team of investigators led by a BBRF grantee reports that they have gained new insight into circuit-based mechanisms in the human brain that underlie habitual behaviors, specifically those involved… Read More
Stress Hormone Levels May Predict Risk of Binge Eating Following Weight Restoration in Anorexia Nervosa
Researchers studying changes in levels of stress and appetite hormones in women recovering from the eating disorder anorexia nervosa (AN) report that it may be possible to predict certain serious… Read More
Researchers Identify Sensory Neurons in the Gut That Signal the Brain to Stop Eating
New research has revealed specific types of neurons that control eating behavior. This basic research about how the body and brain work together has important implications for obesity and metabolic… Read More
Large Genome Study Suggests Anorexia Nervosa is a Metabolic Disorder as Well as a Psychiatric One
By far the largest genetic study to date of anorexia nervosa has identified eight areas in the human genome in which DNA variations are likely to contribute to risk for the illness. Even more… Read More