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Family Relations     Partially Free   (Followers: 11)
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Health Promotion International     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 21)
Health Promotion Journal of Australia : Official Journal of Australian Association of Health Promotion Professionals     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8)
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Health Psychology Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 40)
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Journal Cover Eating and Weight Disorders - Studies on Anorexia, Bulimia and Obesity
  [SJR: 0.459]   [H-I: 30]   [19 followers]  Follow
   Hybrid Journal Hybrid journal (It can contain Open Access articles)
   ISSN (Print) 1124-4909 - ISSN (Online) 1590-1262
   Published by Springer-Verlag Homepage  [2350 journals]
  • Personality and eating and weight disorders: an open research challenge
    • Authors: Santino Gaudio; Antonios Dakanalis
      Pages: 143 - 147
      PubDate: 2018-04-01
      DOI: 10.1007/s40519-017-0463-0
      Issue No: Vol. 23, No. 2 (2018)
  • Validation of the Italian Yale Food Addiction Scale in postgraduate
           university students
    • Authors: Gian Mauro Manzoni; Alessandro Rossi; Giada Pietrabissa; Giorgia Varallo; Enrico Molinari; Eleonora Poggiogalle; Lorenzo Maria Donini; Giulietta Tarrini; Nazario Melchionda; Carla Piccione; Giovanni Gravina; Gianluigi Luxardi; Emilia Manzato; Romana Schumann; Marco Innamorati; Claudio Imperatori; Mariantonietta Fabbricatore; Gianluca Castelnuovo
      Pages: 167 - 176
      Abstract: Purpose This study was aimed to examine the structural and construct validity of the Italian version of the Yale Food Addiction Scale in a multisite sample of postgraduate students. Methods Two hundred and fifty-six subjects (78.1% females) aged from 18 to 53 years (mean = 23.93, SD = 4.96) and attending different postgraduate university programs at multiple Italian universities completed the Italian YFAS, the Italian Binge Eating Scale (BES), the Italian Eating Attitudes Test-26 and the Italian Dutch Eating Behavior Questionnaire (DEBQ) online through Qualtrics. Results Confirmatory Factor Analysis showed that the single-factor model of the Italian YFAS including all original items had adequate fit indexes (χ2252 = 454.183; p < 0.001; normed χ2 = 1.802; RMSEA = 0.056; 90% CI 0.048–0.076; CFI = 0.761; WRMR = 1.592). However, item analysis revealed that item#25 had zero variance (all subjects were assigned the same score after item dichotomization) and item#24 had a low factor loading, and were thus removed. Furthermore, item#10 and item#11 showed to be almost perfectly correlated (r = 0.998) and were thus parceled. The resulting 19-item single-factor model revealed a better fit to the data (χ2152 = 235.69; p < 0.001; normed χ2 = 1.556; RMSEA = 0.046; 90% CI 0.034–0.058; CFI = 0.858; WRMR = 1.236) and its internal consistency was acceptable (KR-20 = 0.72). Also, a single-factor model including the seven diagnostic symptoms was tested and showed adequate fit values (χ220 = 41.911; p < 0.003; normed χ2 = 2.09; RMSEA = 0.065; 90% CI 0.037–0.093; CFI = 0.946; WRMR = 1.132). Statistically significant and small-to-high correlations were found with all convergent measures, in particular with the BES. Conclusion The Italian 19-item YFAS resulted to be a valid and reliable tool for the assessment of food addiction in postgraduate students. Level of evidence Level V, descriptive study.
      PubDate: 2018-04-01
      DOI: 10.1007/s40519-018-0495-0
      Issue No: Vol. 23, No. 2 (2018)
  • Eating disorders, substance use disorders and multiple symptoms: three
           clinical vignettes
    • Authors: Graziella Fava Vizziello; Laura Bellin
      Pages: 177 - 184
      Abstract: During the longitudinal study of three patients, referred to services at 3, 13, 15 years for eating disorders, reduced food intake and anorexia nervosa, other symptoms appeared depending on difficult development, relational and personality problems. The patients showed the interweaving of symptoms at different times: they were dealing with modified developmental needs and contexts, included new possibilities of attachment that might produce different internal organizations. These changes required different treatments. Anorexia started early in life for these girls, but presented different steps of organization. We wanted to start finding some aspects of a staging model to map the course of ED, because many patients arrived later in life, reported untreated early symptoms, actually personality traits. Mapping the evolution, could allow to take care of patients at the very early stage of problems when few symptoms are present, and better patients’ evolution might be possible. Level of evidence Level V opinions of respected authorities based on clinical experience.
      PubDate: 2018-04-01
      DOI: 10.1007/s40519-017-0464-z
      Issue No: Vol. 23, No. 2 (2018)
  • Physical activity in depressed and non-depressed patients with obesity
    • Authors: Christian Sander; Patrick Ueck; Roland Mergl; Gemma Gordon; Ulrich Hegerl; Hubertus Himmerich
      Pages: 195 - 203
      Abstract: Purpose Obesity and depression have both been shown to be associated with reduced physical activity (PA). However, most studies have not applied objective measures to determine PA in patients. Moreover, to our knowledge, no studies are available comparing depressed and non-depressed patients with regard to PA. Methods We investigated PA in 47 patients with both obesity and depression, 70 non-depressed patients with obesity, and 71 non-depressed and non-obese healthy control participants using the SenseWear™ Armband (SWA) with walked steps per day and metabolic equivalents (MET) as parameters for PA. Results Depressed as well as non-depressed patients with obesity showed a significantly reduced PA as reflected by walked steps as well as reduced METs. Healthy controls walked a mean of 11,586 ± 3731 (SD) steps per day, whereas non-depressed patients with obesity accumulated 7283 ± 3547 and patients with both obesity and depression recorded only 6177 ± 3291 steps per day. However, the difference between depressed and non-depressed patients with obesity did not reach statistical significance either in terms of walked steps or with regard to METs. Conclusions Obesity seems to be associated with a substantial reduction of PA and energy expenditure, whereas the effect of an additional depressive disorder was comparably small. Even though depression did not have any statistically significant effect on steps and METs per day in this study with obese patients, it could be clinically relevant for an individual patient.
      PubDate: 2018-04-01
      DOI: 10.1007/s40519-016-0347-8
      Issue No: Vol. 23, No. 2 (2018)
  • Expected benefits and motivation to weight loss in relation to treatment
           outcomes in group-based cognitive-behavior therapy of obesity
    • Authors: Anna Simona Sasdelli; Maria Letizia Petroni; Anna Delli Paoli; Giulia Collini; Simona Calugi; Riccardo Dalle Grave; Giulio Marchesini
      Pages: 205 - 214
      Abstract: Purpose We aimed to determine cognitive drivers, expected to play a role in target reach and/or attrition in obesity programs. Methods We recorded the expected benefits of weight loss, weight targets, primary motivation for weight loss, perceived treatment needs, readiness and self-confidence to be successful and a battery of psychopathology questionnaires in 793 subjects with obesity (68% women; mean age 48.7; 46% obesity class III) enrolled into a group-based cognitive-behavioral treatment program. Their relevance on attrition and successful weight loss outcome were tested by logistic regression analysis. Results The expected benefits of weight loss scored very high in all physical, psychological and social areas, with differences between genders. Attrition rate was 24, 41 and 65% at 6-, 12-, and 24-month follow-up. Average weight loss was 5.8 ± 7.1 kg (− 4.8%) at 6 months, with 17% of cases (32% of continuers) maintaining weight loss > 10% at 24 months. After adjustment for confounders, attrition was reduced by concern for present health, motivation/consciousness of the importance of physical activity and need for support; treatment discontinuation was favored by concern for body image, by expectations for drug treatment or bariatric surgery, and by high-challenging weight loss targets. Male gender, higher BMI and concern for present health predicted weight loss > 10%, whereas concern for body appearance was associated with lower probability of attaining the desired weight loss targets. Conclusion A more precise definition of needs and expectations might help tailor treatment to individual patients, but attrition rates and target reach remain difficult to predict. Level of evidence Level V, descriptive studies.
      PubDate: 2018-04-01
      DOI: 10.1007/s40519-017-0475-9
      Issue No: Vol. 23, No. 2 (2018)
  • Family, friend, and media factors are associated with patterns of
           weight-control behavior among adolescent girls
    • Authors: Katherine N. Balantekin; Leann L. Birch; Jennifer S. Savage
      Pages: 215 - 223
      Abstract: Purpose To examine the relationship of family, friend, and media factors on weight-control group membership at 15 years separately and in a combined model. Methods Subjects included 166 15 year girls. Latent class analysis identified four patterns of weight-control behaviors: non-dieters, lifestyle, dieters, and extreme dieters. Family (family functioning, priority of the family meals, maternal/paternal weight-teasing, and mother’s/father’s dieting), friend (weight-teasing and dieting), and media variables (media sensitivity and weekly TV time) were included as predictors of weight-control group membership. Results Family functioning and priority of family meals predicted membership in the Extreme Dieters group, and maternal weight-teasing predicted membership in both dieters and extreme dieters. Friend’s dieting and weight-teasing predicted membership in both dieters and extreme dieters. Media sensitivity was significantly associated with membership in lifestyle, dieters, and extreme dieters. In a combined influence model with family, friend, and media factors included, the following remained significantly associated with weight-control group membership: family functioning, friends’ dieting, and media sensitivity. Conclusion Family, friends, and the media are three sources of sociocultural influence, which play a role in adolescent girls’ use of patterns of weight-control behaviors; family functioning was a protective factor, whereas friend’s dieting and media sensitivity were risk factors. These findings emphasize the need for multidimensional interventions, addressing risk factors for dieting and use of unhealthy weight-control behaviors at the family, peer, and community (e.g., media) levels.
      PubDate: 2018-04-01
      DOI: 10.1007/s40519-016-0359-4
      Issue No: Vol. 23, No. 2 (2018)
  • Exposure with response prevention (ERP) for body dissatisfaction in a
           group therapy format: an exploratory study
    • Authors: Brad A. Mac Neil; Pauline Leung; Vanessa Montemarano
      Pages: 225 - 232
      Abstract: Purpose The aim of this exploratory study was to examine patient satisfaction and outcomes from exposure with response prevention (ERP) delivered in a group therapy format. The group was aimed at addressing eating disorder symptoms associated with body dissatisfaction in the later stages of outpatient treatment. Methods 33 adults with a DSM-5 diagnosis of an eating disorder participated in the ERP group. Participants completed pre- and post-ERP group measures of depression, anxiety, self-evaluation based on body image, restraint, eating concern, weight concern, shape concern, upward and downward appearance comparisons, and patient satisfaction. Results Involvement in the ERP group was associated with significant decreases in self-evaluation based on body image, restraint, eating concern, weight concern, shape concern, and upward physical appearance comparisons post-group treatment. This adjunct treatment group was well received and viewed as being helpful by participants. Conclusions ERP in a group therapy format for addressing body dissatisfaction may represent a complimentary approach to current evidence-based treatments for an eating disorder, and warrant further investigation.
      PubDate: 2018-04-01
      DOI: 10.1007/s40519-016-0340-2
      Issue No: Vol. 23, No. 2 (2018)
  • Seasonality of hospital admissions and birth dates among inpatients with
           eating disorders: a nationwide population-based retrospective study
    • Authors: Chih-Sung Liang; Chi-Hsiang Chung; Chia-Kuang Tsai; Wu-Chien Chien
      Pages: 233 - 240
      Abstract: Purpose Seasonal variation exists in the psychopathology of eating disorders. However, it is still unknown whether there is seasonal variation in eating disorder symptom severity. This study investigated seasonal trends in hospital admissions and birth dates among patients with eating disorders in Taiwan (25°N). Subgroup analyses by gender and comorbid affective disorders were also of interest. Methods Data on all hospital admissions between 2000 and 2013 were collected from the Taiwan National Health Insurance Research Database, and 1954 patients with eating disorders were identified. Hospital admissions and birth dates were recorded by day. The four seasons and cross-seasons were defined by solstices and equinoxes. The expected distribution of births was determined using data from all patients hospitalized from 2000 to 2013 (n = 13,139,306). Results Hospital admissions among patients with eating disorders exceeded the rate of expected hospital admissions in the summer season (p < 0.001) and the autumn cross-season (p < 0.001). However, the seasonal (p = 0.421) and cross-seasonal (p = 0.24) distributions of birth dates among these patients did not differ from the expected distributions. Interestingly, hospital admissions among patients with comorbid affective disorders exceeded the rates of hospital admissions among non-affective patients during the spring (p = 0.004). Moreover, the number of non-affective patients born during autumn exceeded the birth rates of affective patients during this season (p = 0.001). Gender and comorbid affective disorders were not associated with cross-seasonal differences in either hospitalizations or dates of birth. Conclusions Affective psychopathology in inpatients with eating disorders may substantially contribute to symptom severity that waxes and wanes with the seasons. Moreover, the seasonal distribution of birth dates was significantly different in patients without comorbid affective disorders.
      PubDate: 2018-04-01
      DOI: 10.1007/s40519-016-0326-0
      Issue No: Vol. 23, No. 2 (2018)
  • Acculturation, out-group positivity and eating disorders symptoms among
           Emirati women
    • Authors: Justin Thomas; Lily O’Hara; Susanne Quadflieg; Sophia Christin Weissgerber
      Pages: 241 - 246
      Abstract: Western acculturation has been implicated in the development of eating disorders among populations living outside Europe and North America. This study explored the relationship between Western acculturation, in-group/out-group evaluations and eating disorders symptoms among female citizens of the United Arab Emirates (UAE). Emirati college women (N = 209) completed an affective priming task, designed to implicitly assess in-group (Emirati) and out-group (American) evaluations. Participants also completed the Westernization Survey, a widely used self-report measure of acculturation, and the Eating Attitudes Test (EAT-26). Across the whole sample, out-group positivity was correlated with higher levels of eating disorder symptoms. Participants classified as at risk for eating disorders showed a clear out-group preference (out-group positivity greater than in-group positivity). Western acculturation was also positively correlated with eating disorder symptoms. Overall, these findings lend further support to the acculturation hypothesis of eating disorders in the context of Emirati college women.
      PubDate: 2018-04-01
      DOI: 10.1007/s40519-016-0358-5
      Issue No: Vol. 23, No. 2 (2018)
  • Directly measured free 25-hydroxy vitamin D levels show no evidence of
           vitamin D deficiency in young Swedish women with anorexia nervosa
    • Authors: Martin Carlsson; Lars Brudin; Pär Wanby
      Pages: 247 - 254
      Abstract: Purpose Anorexia nervosa (AN) is an eating disorder characterized by low fat mass complicated by osteoporosis. The role of circulating vitamin D in the development of bone loss in AN is unclear. Fat mass is known to be inversely associated with vitamin D levels measured as serum levels of total, protein-bound 25-hydroxyvitamin D, but the importance of directly measured, free levels of 25(OH)D has not been determined in AN. The aim of this study was to investigate vitamin D status, as assessed by serum concentrations of total and free serum 25(OH)D in patients with AN and healthy controls. Methods In female AN patients (n = 20), and healthy female controls (n = 78), total 25(OH)D was measured by LC–MS/MS, and free 25(OH)D with ELISA. In patients with AN bone mineral density (BMD) was determined with DEXA. Results There were no differences between patients and controls in total or free S-25(OH)D levels (80 ± 31 vs 72 ± 18 nmol/L, and 6.5 ± 2.5 vs 5.6 ± 1.8 pg/ml, respectively), and no association to BMD was found. In the entire group of patients and controls, both vitamin D parameters correlated with BMI, leptin, and PTH. Conclusions The current study did not demonstrate a vitamin D deficiency in patients with AN and our data does not support vitamin D deficiency as a contributing factor to bone loss in AN. Instead, we observed a trend toward higher vitamin D levels in AN subjects compared to controls. Measurement of free vitamin D levels did not contribute to additional information.
      PubDate: 2018-04-01
      DOI: 10.1007/s40519-017-0392-y
      Issue No: Vol. 23, No. 2 (2018)
  • Bone metabolism in patients with anorexia nervosa and amenorrhoea
    • Authors: L. Idolazzi; M. El Ghoch; R. Dalle Grave; P. V. Bazzani; S. Calugi; S. Fassio; C. Caimmi; O. Viapiana; F. Bertoldo; V. Braga; M. Rossini; D. Gatti
      Pages: 255 - 261
      Abstract: Purpose Aim of this study is focusing on bone metabolism in AN patients with amenorrhoea and related estrogen deficiency effects. Methods AN patients were compared both with healthy females and with postmenopausal women (reference model for estrogen deficiency). The study sample included 81 females with AN. Laboratory tests [25-OH vitamin D, bone turnover markers, intact parathyroid hormone, sclerostin (SOST) and dickkopf-related protein (DKK1)] and dual energy X-ray absorptiometry (DXA) were taken into account. Results AN patients had higher levels of C-terminal telopeptide of type I collagen (CTX) than both control groups. AN adolescents had CTX higher than AN young adults. In postmenopausal women, intact N-propeptide of type I collagen was higher if compared with each other group. In AN groups, Dickkopf-related protein 1 was significantly lower than the two control groups. No differences were found in sclerostin except in adolescents. In AN adolescents, DXA values at femoral sites were higher than in AN young adults and a positive correlation was found with body weight (p < 0.01) and with fat mass evaluated using DXA (p < 0.01). Conclusions AN women with amenorrhoea have an increased bone resorption like postmenopausal women but bone formation is depressed. The consequent remodeling uncoupling is considerably more severe than that occurring after menopause.
      PubDate: 2018-04-01
      DOI: 10.1007/s40519-016-0337-x
      Issue No: Vol. 23, No. 2 (2018)
  • Acute retropharyngeal abscess in a patient with anorexia nervosa
    • Authors: Alexia Kleisoura; Ioannis Michopoulos; Anna Karavia; Rossetos Gournellis; Dimitrios Lefantzis; Athanasios Douzenis
      Pages: 263 - 265
      PubDate: 2018-04-01
      DOI: 10.1007/s40519-016-0351-z
      Issue No: Vol. 23, No. 2 (2018)
  • Risk of disordered eating attitudes and its relation to mental health
           among university students in ASEAN
    • Authors: Supa Pengpid; Karl Peltzer
      Abstract: Purpose Since there is a lack of information on eating disorders attitudes in Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), the aim of this study was to explore the prevalence of eating disorder attitude and its relation to mental distress among university student populations in Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar, Thailand and Vietnam. Methods A cross-sectional questionnaire survey and anthropometric measurement were conducted with undergraduate university students that were randomly recruited. The Eating Attitudes Test (EAT-26) was utilized to determine the prevalence of disordered eating attitudes. The sample included 3148 university students, with a mean age of 20.5 years, SD = 1.6. Results Using the EAT-26, 11.5% of the students across all countries were classified as being at risk for an eating disorder, ranging from below 10% in Indonesia, Thailand and Vietnam to 13.8% in Malaysia and 20.6% in Myanmar. In multivariable logistic regression analysis, sociodemographic factors (wealthier subjective economic status, and living in a lower middle income country), underweight and overweight body weight perception, psychological factors (depression symptoms and pathological internet use), and being obese were associated with eating disorder risk. Conclusions Relatively high rates of eating disorder risk were found. This result calls for increased awareness, understanding of eating disorders and related risk factors and interventions in university students in ASEAN. Level of evidence Level V, descriptive cross-sectional survey.
      PubDate: 2018-04-21
      DOI: 10.1007/s40519-018-0507-0
  • Critical gaps in the medical knowledge base of eating disorders
    • Authors: Dennis Gibson; Anne Drabkin; Mori J. Krantz; Margherita Mascolo; Elissa Rosen; Katherine Sachs; Christine Welles; Philip S. Mehler
      Abstract: Eating disorders are unique in that they inherently have much medical comorbidity both as a part of restricting-type eating disorders and those characterized by purging behaviors. Over the last three decades, remarkable progress has been made in the understanding and treatment of the medical complications of eating disorders. Yet, unfortunately, there is much research that is sorely needed to bridge the gap between current medical knowledge and more effective and evidence-based medical treatment knowledge. These gaps exist in many different clinical areas including cardiology, electrolytes, gastrointestinal and bone disease. In this paper, we discuss some of the knowledge gap areas, which if bridged would help develop more effective medical intervention for this population of patients.
      PubDate: 2018-04-21
      DOI: 10.1007/s40519-018-0503-4
  • The obesity paradox and osteoporosis
    • Authors: Fassio Angelo; Idolazzi Luca; Rossini Maurizio; Gatti Davide; Adami Giovanni; Giollo Alessandro; Viapiana Ombretta
      Abstract: Overweight and obesity according to the definition of the WHO are considered as an abnormal or excessive fat accumulation that may impair health. Studies comparing fracture incidence in obese and non-obese individuals have demonstrated that obesity, defined on the basis of body mass index (BMI), is associated with increased risk of fracture at some sites but seems to be protective at others. The results of the studies are influenced by the distribution of BMI in the population studied; for example, in cohorts with a low prevalence of obesity, a predilection for certain fracture sites in obese individuals becomes difficult to detect, whereas, in populations with a high prevalence of obesity, previously unreported associations may emerge. Furthermore, obesity can bring with itself many complications (Type 2 diabetes mellitus, vitamin D deficiency, and motor disability) which, in the long run, can have a definite influence in terms of overall risk and quality of life, as well. This is a narrative review focusing on the relationship between bone metabolism and overweight/obesity and dealing with the fundamental dilemma of a disease (obesity) apparently associated with improved values of bone mineral density, part of a complicated relationship which revolves around obesity called “the obesity paradox”.
      PubDate: 2018-04-11
      DOI: 10.1007/s40519-018-0505-2
  • Obligatory exercise and coping in treatment-seeking women with poor body
    • Authors: Kelsey N. Serier; Jane Ellen Smith; Denise N. Lash; Loren M. Gianini; Jennifer A. Harriger; Ruth E. Sarafin; Brenda L. Wolfe
      Abstract: Purpose Obligatory exercise is characterized by continued exercise despite negative consequences, and intense negative affect when unable to exercise. Research suggests psychosocial differences between individuals that exercise in an obligatory manner and those that do not. It also has been speculated that obligatory exercise may serve coping and affect regulation functions, yet these factors have not been routinely examined in community women with poor body image. The purpose of the current study was to investigate psychosocial differences between obligatory and non-obligatory exercisers, and to examine the use of obligatory exercise as an avoidant coping strategy in a sample of women with poor body image. Methods Women (n = 70) seeking treatment for body dissatisfaction were divided into obligatory and non-obligatory exercise groups based on their scores on the Obligatory Exercise Questionnaire. Participants then completed an assessment battery about eating pathology, body image, reasons for exercise, coping strategies, and negative affect. Results Independent t test analyses indicated that obligatory exercisers had significantly greater eating disorder symptomatology, avoidant coping, and appearance- and mood-related reasons for exercise than non-obligatory exercisers. Multiple regression analyses revealed that eating disorder symptomatology and avoidant coping were significant predictors of obligatory exercise. Conclusions There are distinct psychosocial differences between women with poor body image who exercise in an obligatory fashion and those who do not. The current study suggests that obligatory exercise may serve as an avoidant coping strategy for women with poor body image. Enhancing healthy coping strategies may be an important addition to body image improvement programs. Level of evidence V, cross-sectional descriptive study.
      PubDate: 2018-04-10
      DOI: 10.1007/s40519-018-0504-3
  • Is orthorexic behavior common in the general public' A large
           representative study in Germany
    • Authors: Claudia Luck-Sikorski; Franziska Jung; Katharina Schlosser; Steffi G. Riedel-Heller
      Abstract: Purpose Orthorexia is described as a strict, health-oriented eating pattern with clinically significant impairment in everyday life. Its prevalence varied widely in previous studies due to heterogenous assessment procedures. Determinants for the eating pattern and its prevalence have not been investigated in larger representative studies. Methods A population-based telephone survey in Germany was conducted in n = 1007 participants. The Dusseldorf Orthorexia Scale with a cut-off of 30 was used to assess orthorexic behavior. Determinants of orthorexia, including personal BMI, depressive symptoms Patient Health Questionnaire and socio-demographic variables were analyzed in multivariate regression. Results The prevalence of orthorexic behavior was 6.9%. A higher rate of orthorexic behavior was observed in heavier, less educated, vegetarian and more depressed participants; in multivariate analysis only associations to lower educational attainment, a vegetarian diet and depressive symptoms remained. No gender or age differences were observed. Conclusions The study results show that orthorexic behavior may indeed by associated with significant strain and psychological distress. Current debates on the criteria of clinical significance of orthorexic behavior call for new instruments and further investigations, to elicit the prevalence of people with orthorexic behavior that classifies as a pathological eating disorder. Level of evidence Level V: descriptive study.
      PubDate: 2018-03-21
      DOI: 10.1007/s40519-018-0502-5
  • The obesity paradox in cancer: clinical insights and perspectives
    • Authors: Ilaria Trestini; Luisa Carbognin; Clelia Bonaiuto; Giampaolo Tortora; Emilio Bria
      Abstract: A series of evidence demonstrated that obesity represents an established risk factor for an increase in the incidence of multiple cancer types and for poor cancer survival. Nevertheless, recent studies suggested that, in a series of cancers, patients with a normal body mass index (BMI) have worse outcomes than obese patients. This phenomenon, named ‘obesity paradox’ or ‘reverse epidemiology’ in cancer, is not well understood and presents controversial aspects. Therefore, this review aims to explore the available studies concerning the relationship between obesity and cancer incidence or survival and to highlight the hypothetical explanations and the methodological framework. In this regard, we underline the limits of BMI as a potential marker of adiposity and the relevance to assessing body composition, beyond the body size. Further studies are needed to define the impact of obesity in cancer patients, to tailor weight management after cancer diagnosis and to hopefully improve overall clinical outcome.
      PubDate: 2018-02-28
      DOI: 10.1007/s40519-018-0489-y
  • Orthorexic and restrained eating behaviour in vegans, vegetarians, and
           individuals on a diet
    • Authors: Friederike Barthels; Frank Meyer; Reinhard Pietrowsky
      Abstract: Purpose Orthorexic eating behaviour, restrained eating, and veganism/vegetarianism are food selection strategies sharing several characteristics. Since there are no studies investigating their interrelationships, aim of the present study was to analyse orthorexic and restrained eating behaviour in (1) a sample of vegans and vegetarians and (2) a sample of individuals on a diet to lose weight. Method Division of samples according to pre-defined criteria in (1) vegans (n = 114), vegetarians (n = 63), individuals with rare meat consumption (n = 83) and individuals with frequent meat consumption (n = 91) and in (2) participants on a diet with dietary change (n = 104), without dietary change (n = 37) and a control group of individuals not on a diet (n = 258). Orthorexic eating behaviour was assessed with the Düsseldorfer Orthorexie Skala and restrained eating was assessed with the Restraint Eating Scale. Results Vegans and vegetarians do not differ in orthorexic eating behaviour, but both groups score higher in orthorexic eating behaviour than individuals consuming red meat. There are no differences regarding restrained eating. Individuals on a diet with dietary change score higher in both orthorexic and restrained eating, than individuals without dietary change and individuals not on a diet. Conclusions Individuals who restrict their eating behaviour, either predominantly due to ethical reasons or with the intention to lose weight, display more orthorexic eating behaviour than individuals not limiting their food consumption. Further research is needed to investigate whether veganism, vegetarianism, or frequent dieting behaviour serve as risk factors for orthorexia. Level of evidence Level V, cross-sectional descriptive study.
      PubDate: 2018-02-03
      DOI: 10.1007/s40519-018-0479-0
  • Insulin resistance in obesity: an overview of fundamental alterations
    • Authors: Rocco Barazzoni; Gianluca Gortan Cappellari; Maurizio Ragni; Enzo Nisoli
      Abstract: Obesity is a major health risk factor, and obesity-induced morbidity and complications account for huge costs for affected individuals, families, healthcare systems, and society at large. In particular, obesity is strongly associated with the development of insulin resistance, which in turn plays a key role in the pathogenesis of obesity-associated cardiometabolic complications, including metabolic syndrome components, type 2 diabetes, and cardiovascular diseases. Insulin sensitive tissues, including adipose tissue, skeletal muscle, and liver, are profoundly affected by obesity both at biomolecular and functional levels. Altered adipose organ function may play a fundamental pathogenetic role once fat accumulation has ensued. Modulation of insulin sensitivity appears to be, at least in part, related to changes in redox balance and oxidative stress as well as inflammation, with a relevant underlying role for mitochondrial dysfunction that may exacerbate these alterations. Nutrients and substrates as well as systems involved in host–nutrient interactions, including gut microbiota, have been also identified as modulators of metabolic pathways controlling insulin action. This review aims at providing an overview of these concepts and their potential inter-relationships in the development of insulin resistance, with particular regard to changes in adipose organ and skeletal muscle.
      PubDate: 2018-02-03
      DOI: 10.1007/s40519-018-0481-6
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