Brain Size May Yield Clues to Anorexia

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Brain Size May Yield Clues to Anorexia
Sun, 10-20-2013 - 1:07pm

According to Health Day News, brain size may play a role in Anorexia. "Teens with anorexia nervosa have bigger brains than those without the eating disorder, a finding that suggests biology may play a larger role in the condition than realized.

Specifically, the teenage girls with anorexia had a larger insula, a part of the brain that is active when you taste food, and a larger orbitofrontal cortex, the part of the brain that tells you when to stop eating, said researchers from the University of Colorado School of Medicine." read more

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