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Bad News: Booze Gives You the Munchies, Too

At least it does in lab mice

(Newser) - You might hear your stomach rumbling, telling you to fill it with something tasty, but the actual impulse to eat originates in the brain. Now researchers studying the brain cells responsible—called agouti-related protein (AgRP) neurons—say that alcohol activates them, thereby triggering the urge to eat even though alcohol... More »

Drug Maker Fights for Awareness of Disorder It Can Cash In On

Shire just got FDA approval for binge eating disorder drug

(Newser) - Binge eating disorder, which gained American Psychiatric Association recognition in 2013, isn't particularly well-known. That's not good for a pharmaceutical company like Shire, maker of an ADHD drug called Vyvanse, which was recently approved by the FDA for marketing in the treatment of binge eating. Lately, Shire has... More »

Book: Dieting Landed Gaga in Hospital 6 Times

'She refused to eat for weeks'

(Newser) - Lady Gaga's drive to be über thin and her bizarre, extreme diets have landed her in the hospital six times, according to a new biography of the singer. Gaga wolfed down masses of unhealthy foods then would go for weeks without eating, according to former tour manager David Clemmy,... More »

Di Comparisons Triggered Sad Fergie's Binges

Duchess of York bares dismal years in royal limelight

(Newser) - Comparisons to Princess Diana sent Duchess of York Sarah Ferguson into a vicious cycle of binge eating and despair, Fergie has revealed in a painful interview in the Telegraph. The duchess, pegged as the zaftig "naughty" princess, struggled with her public image. A newspaper once labeled her "Princess... More »

Drunkorexia On Rise in Women

Eating disorders increasingly blending with substance abuse, experts say

(Newser) - Drunkorexia isn't an official medical term, reports the New York Times, but the disorder is on a growing list of afflictions that combine societal acceptance of substance abuse and pressure to be thin. Drunkorexics, who are typically college-age women, shun food to prevent weight gain and to offset the calories... More »

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