Q&A with Alice V. Ely, Ph.D. and Anne Cusak, Psy.D.Binge-Eating Disorder
Researchers suspect that many more people suffer from binge-eating disorder (BED) than from anorexia and bulimia, but that cultural insensitivity and the lack of insurance coverage for treatment means that the disorder remains an invisible killer.
The Binge and the Brain
Knowing where the line is when it comes to out-of-control impulse consumption is at the heart of binge-eating disorder (BED), a newly recognized mental condition that affects millions of people and that we are just beginning to better understand—from both a neurobiological and clinical standpoint.
Feeding the Aging Brain
Those tiny hearts on some menus speak to people with cardiovascular health in mind. Now scientists are paving the way for another icon. Processes that “stoke the fires of aging” in the brain may be attacking the ability of neurons to communicate. Trying to counteract this with vitamins and supplements has been disappointing, but changes in diet are yielding dramatic results. Blueberries top the list, but there are many choices for a brain-healthy menu.