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By Rick Nauert PhD Senior News Editor
Reviewed by John M. Grohol, Psy.D. on May 27, 2010 

As many realize, anorexia nervosa (AN) is a serious eating disorder of excessive weight loss caused by relentless dieting. Unknown to many is that the starvation that results from this illness affects physiological systems throughout the body, including the brain.

Incredibly, the excessive weight loss occurs from all human tissues, including the brain. A new study discovers that with appropriate treatment, adult brain volume can be regained.

“Anorexia nervosa wreaks havoc on many different parts of the body, including the brain,” said team leader Christina Roberto, MS, MPhil from Yale University.

“In our study we measured brain volume deficits among underweight patients with the illness to evaluate if the decline is reversible thought short-term weight restoration.”

Read in Full:  http://psychcentral.com/news/2010/05/27/brain-changes-with-anorexia-can-be-reversed/14141.html



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