CEED invites you to participate in an anonymous study of the impact of climate change on mental health.
Updates from the National Center of Excellence for Eating Disorders Since our last update, the National Center of Excellence for Eating Disorders (NCEED) has continued to make progress on several […]
by Anastassia Skarlinski Pasta is a popular food. Italy alone produces over 1 million tons of pasta a year. It is estimated that there are more than 600 types of […]
by Anastassia Skarlinski People often say that there are only three fruits native to North America; cranberries, blueberries, and Concord grapes. Although these are indeed native to North America, there […]
by Anastassia Skarlinski Cooking oils are pretty essential in a lot of meals. Oils can help blend or enhance the flavors in the meal. In baked goods, they help reduce […]
by Anastassia Skarlinski I come from a long line of plant killers. We just cannot keep a plant alive no matter how hard we try. One exception to that, at […]
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An overview of eating disorders in U.S. Military Veterans
Your guide to root vegetables!
Your guide to winter citrus!
Your guide to winter greens!
Holiday festivities can increase stress and anxiety for individuals with eating disorders. Read more about strategies you and your friends/family members can use to support your treatment and recovery.
Including individuals from diverse populations in genetic research will ensure that our findings will benefit everyone who suffers from eating disorders and not perpetuate health disparities.
Due to the significant proportion of females who present to concussion clinics, clinicians should be encouraged to regularly screen for eating disturbances.
Many changes to the brain that occur during an acute eating disorder normalize with recovery.
Sexual minority stress affects individuals and couples.
Healthy physical activity has benefits not only for you but for the microbes that live in your gastrointestinal tract.
Now is not the time to roll back nutritional standards for school lunches.
Findings suggest that family-enhanced CBT in Latinas with EDs favored retention and adherence to treatment.
Los resultados de este estudio sugieren que un módulo familiar mejorado en adición a la TCC favorecen la retención y adherencia al tratamiento en latinas con trastornos de la conducta alimentaria.
Stereotypes about who is at risk for eating disorders do harm. We need to change our viewpoint!
by Dani Coan Dani is a rising senior social work major at NC State and a CEED Summer Intern. She is also a Research Assistant in Dr. Goode’s Living F.R.E.E. […]
CEED summer trainees demonstrate that the future of our field is in good hands.
How might research on the intestinal microbiota improve treatment for anorexia nerovsa?
Sarah Faigle, MPH RD LDN CEDRD Spring has sprung! For many, spring may trigger thoughts of renewal and spring cleaning. Unfortunately, for some spring is just the next turn of […]
by La-Shell Johnson, Program Coordinator Since our last update, we here at the National Center of Excellence for Eating Disorders (NCEED) have continued to make progress on several exciting initiatives. […]
In this new Exchanges feature, we will provide capsule summaries of emerging research from both the UNC Center of Excellence for Eating Disorders (CEED) and the Karolinska Institutet Centre for […]
By Melissa Munn-Chernoff, PhD, FAED College students are at risk for having adverse mental health outcomes.1 For example, the prevalence of eating disorder diagnoses in college is 11%-17% in women […]
By Baiyu Qi, MPH, PhD student UNC Department of Epidemiology The co-occurrence of diabetes and eating disorders has been receiving considerable attention in the medical community (Coleman & Caswell, 2020). […]
By Sarah Faigle, MPH, RD, LDN At this time of year—every year—commercials, friends, and social media are abuzz with talk of New Year’s resolutions. And these resolutions often focus on […]
By Melissa Munn-Chernoff, Ph.D. Most research on eating disorders and their symptoms have been conducted in individuals of European ancestry, despite studies demonstrating their presence in individuals of Asian ancestry […]
The eating disorders field must diversify to ensure that our workforce truly represents the broad impact that eating disorders have in our world.
by Jessica Baker, Ph.D. There is no question that this is one of the most difficult times most of us have faced in our lives. Many of us are experiencing […]
by Cynthia Bulik, PhD NCEED Director, Dr. Christine Peat, and CEED Founding Director, Dr. Cynthia Bulik, were busy over the past two months conducting Congressional briefings on topics relevant to […]
by Christopher Trennepohl, MPH The holiday season can be a stressful time for those triggered by changes in eating patterns that often accompany the holidays, concerns with body image, or […]
By Courtenay Pierce, Research Assistant for NCEED It’s hard to believe, but October 1st marked the beginning of NCEED’s 3rd year. Those of you that have been with us since […]
Marina Harris, Ph.D. Quarantine has presented unique challenges for all of us, including an increased focus on health and physical appearance. In particular, at CEED we have seen an increase […]
Dr. Jessica Baker, Associate Professor at CEED, is launching a new series of research studies examining how and why ovarian hormones, such as estrogen and progesterone, influence eating behaviors in […]
Maureen Dymek-Valentine, PhD Each year CEED is privileged to work with a new group of advanced clinical trainees. This year, we are thrilled to announce our newest clinical training cohort: […]
We are excited to announce the launch of the Eating Disorders Genetics Initiative (EDGI), a global initiative to discover the genes that cause anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, and binge-eating disorder. […]
Christopher Trennepohl, MPH I don’t want to speak for everyone, but I had big plans for quarantine. I found that it was more difficult to adjust to such a massive […]
Sarah Faigle, MPH, RD, LDN 2020 has brought many new challenges to our daily lives, but one thing that has not changed with the COVID-19 pandemic is – DIET CULTURE! […]
Author: Ya-Ke (Grace) Wu, PhD, RN Studies of the prevalence of eating disorders have been mainly based on populations in the United States and Western Europe, but recent studies indicate […]
Our lives have all been significantly changed over the last several weeks due to COVID-19 (coronavirus), and individuals living with eating disorders may well be facing specific challenges related to […]
by Melissa Munn-Chernoff, Ph.D. Eating disorders and substance use disorders frequently co-occur (see previous blog for a review). Studies have consistently shown that women with a history of bulimia nervosa […]
By Jessica Baker, PhD Last week, we posted a blog about staying on the eating disorders recovery path during the COVID-19 pandemic. Here at the UNC Center of Excellence for […]
Cynthia Bulik, PhD, Founding Director, UNC CEED, Jean Doak, PhD, CEED Clinical Director, Tonya Foreman, MD, CEED Medical Director This is a special blog post for individuals with eating disorders […]
by: Maureen Dymek-Valentine, PH.D. January 15, 2020 We are pleased to introduce Dr. Jean Doak as our Clinical Director. Dr. Doak joined the CEED faculty in October, 2017. We were […]
Introduction by Cynthia Bulik, PhD One of the benefits of being in my position is that I hear from people all over the world who have important perspectives to share […]
Flowers are more than simply a beautiful sight. Read about how you can incorporate flowers and ferns into a meal.