June 17, 2011

Highest Rates in Boys

1 Young Kids Induce Vomiting to Lose Weight

Children as young as ten are inducing vomiting in order to lose weight, says a study of nearly 16,000 students, ages 10-18, in which 10% of girls and 16% of boys admitted this practice. Factors associated with self-induced vomiting include eating unhealthy foods, a sedentary lifestyle and eating before bedtime, says the research. "Our study found that children as young as ten were aware of the importance of weight control, but used vomiting to control their weight,” says lead author Dr. Yiing Mei Liou, Nat’l. Yang-Ming U., Taiwan. Further analysis of the research indicates that more than two hours of computer use/day increased the vomiting risk by 55%, the daily consumption of fried food increased the risk by 110% and having night-time snacks every day increased the risk by 51%.

More at Eurekalert.org | Posted 6 years ago by Melody Lesser

Tags: Bulimia, Eating Disorders in Kids, Dr. Yiing Mei Liou, National Yang-Ming University, Anexoria

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Drug Silences Gene

2 Tapeworm Drug Could Stop Colon Cancer

Niclosamide, a drug used to treat intestinal parasite infections from tapeworms, could also be effective against colon cancer metastasis, find researchers in Germany and the United States who conducted studies using mice. The tapeworm drug apparently silences a gene that triggers metastases in colon cancer. The next step is to conduct clinical trials to determine whether the drug may also be effective in patients suffering from metastasizing colon cancer. The discovery was made jointly by researchers in Berlin, Germany at the Experimental and Clinical Research Center and researchers from Maryland at the National Cancer Institute (NCI).

More at Eurekalert | Posted 6 years ago by Peggy Rowland

Tags: National Cancer Institute, Niclosamide, Experimental and Clinical Research Center, Stop Spread Colon Cancer, Deaths from Colon Cancer, Treatment of Colon Cancer, Tapeworm Drug for Colon Cancer, Intestinal Parasite Infections

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