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CNN's Randi Kaye introduces us to 7 year old Kaylee West . She suffers from an autism-related eating disorder.

Latest Stories Loretta Hunt: Kedzie overcame eating disorder to become contenderupdated: Fri Aug 17 2012 17:35:00

When Julie Kedzie's bulimia was at its worst, her ritual was to walk to the grocery store after work, load up on junk food 'til her fingers hurt carrying the bags home, eat it all in one sitting, force herself to vomit it up, then go back to the store to buy more.

Eating disorders: Not just for the youngupdated: Wed Jun 27 2012 06:21:00

Diane Butrym doesn't fit the stereotype of an eating disorder patient. She's a 51-year-old microbiologist and mother of two, not a troubled teen or 20-something, yet for the past decade she has struggled with bulimia.

Facebook: The encyclopedia of beauty? updated: Sat Mar 17 2012 09:00:00

One day last year, Amanda Coleman decided to quit Facebook.

Fat is the new ugly on the playgroundupdated: Fri Mar 16 2012 12:25:00

Marah Rhoades remembers when her daughter, Emilia Cooper, started to worry about weight. She was 5.

Miss America Kirsten Haglund opens up about her battle with anorexiaupdated: Fri Mar 16 2012 07:13:00

Kirsten Haglund was 19 when she became Miss America in 2008, one of the youngest beauty queens ever to win the national title. She used that platform to speak about what for her was a very sensitive subject: eating disorders.

Tracey Gold's battle with anorexiaupdated: Fri Mar 16 2012 07:13:00

Child actress Tracey Gold discusses her battle with anorexia with HLN's Dr. Drew.

When eating healthy turns obsessiveupdated: Thu Jan 05 2012 07:28:00

In a vegan café in New York City, Nisha Moodley pushes a glass crusted with the remnants of a berry-açai-almond milk smoothie across the table and begins listing the foods she excised from her diet six years ago.

What can I do for food addiction?updated: Fri Sep 02 2011 07:40:00

Hi, Dr. Melina. I read your response to a question a few weeks ago, and I don't think I have an eating disorder, but I feel like I'm addicted to food. Is there anything that I can do? I'm desperate to lose weight.

The scary trend of tweens with anorexiaupdated: Tue Aug 16 2011 07:17:00

In March 2006, when Mia Walter's* 10-year-old daughter decided to quit gymnastics, the Chattanooga mom was almost relieved.

Why do I always think about food?updated: Fri Aug 12 2011 07:23:00

I have a question/problem regarding overeating. Being a college student and food science major, I am constantly thinking about food. I currently play Ultimate Frisbee and occasionally play badminton and go running. I eat extremely healthy, but the problem is I constantly think of food. Therefore, I overeat, and I gained 16 pounds in less than two years. Is there any way to control my self-will? I would like to lose 10 pounds. I am 5 feet 3 and 120 pounds, but it's not like I can cut out unhealthy food in my diet. Eating less is difficult because I do not want to go into starvation mode. Quick advice please?

Study offers clues to emotional eatingupdated: Wed Jul 27 2011 13:56:00

Anyone who's sought solace in pizza or a pint of ice cream knows that food can be comforting. But experts still don't know exactly why we gravitate toward fatty or sugary foods when we're feeling down, or how those foods affect our emotions.

Can fatty foods make you happy?updated: Wed Jul 27 2011 13:56:00

CNN's Elizabeth Cohen breaks down new research claiming our biological makeup explains why we love fatty foods. Demi Lovato: I'm Not Fully Recovered Yetupdated: Thu Jul 21 2011 16:53:00

"This is an ongoing process," she says, nearly six months after leaving a treatment center Demi Lovato Reveals Her Bikini Bodyupdated: Tue May 17 2011 13:13:00

"I've been working so hard to get healthy and fit," says the star who struggled with anorexia and bulimia Alexis Bellino Reveals Eating Disorderupdated: Fri May 13 2011 07:08:00

"I'd go days without eating," she says in a clip of an upcoming episode of her show Demi Lovato: I Have Bipolar Disorderupdated: Thu Apr 21 2011 10:08:00

"I never found out until I went into treatment," the teen star tells PEOPLE Jon Wertheim: Federer's struggles, appreciating Ancic, more mailupdated: Wed Mar 02 2011 12:06:00

The dominant theme you guys address this week: "What's up with Federer?" Before we discuss that, let's pause and acknowledge Novak Djokovic, who's been living the dream these past few months. He's beaten Federer multiple times, led his country to Davis Cup glory, won a major (after a three-year drought) and looks like the next Great One. Bravo. Crystal Renn Feels Pressure to Live Up to 'Plus-Size' Labelupdated: Tue Feb 08 2011 11:10:00

The size 8 model, who battled anorexia and later became a plus-size model, says she has no plans to be a size 12 again Mother of Anorexic French Model Commits Suicideupdated: Thu Jan 20 2011 20:29:00

Mom of Isabelle Caro, who died in November at 28, has taken her own life

Don't overeat like Oprahupdated: Thu Jan 20 2011 12:40:00

Just like the rest of us, Oprah Winfrey has her dark moments. Miss Nebraska Becomes Youngest Miss Americaupdated: Sun Jan 16 2011 23:13:00

Teresa Scanlan, 17, hopes to brings awareness to eating disorders during her year-long reign French Model Who Suffered from Anorexia Dies at 28updated: Thu Dec 30 2010 13:48:00

Isabelle Caro, who starred in a shocking ad campaign, died Nov. 17 Candace Cameron Bure Reveals Her Battle with Bulimiaupdated: Thu Dec 30 2010 10:49:00

In a new book, the Full House star talks about surviving the "dangerous cycle"

Model who fought anorexia diesupdated: Thu Dec 30 2010 09:51:00

A former fashion model who posed in a provocative ad campaigning against anorexia has died in France, her acting teacher said.

Inside one boy's anorexia: 'How can I burn the most calories?'updated: Fri Dec 03 2010 09:06:00

In class, Eric Ostendorf fidgeted in his seat and constantly kicked his knees up for exercise. He'd ask to go to the restroom, where he would do 45 chin-ups using the bar between the stall walls.

Zen at your deskupdated: Tue Nov 16 2010 12:18:00

Dr. Charles Raison helps you escape the office. All you need is a chair and five minutes for meditation.

Can mindfulness help manage pain and mental illness?updated: Tue Nov 16 2010 12:18:00

In the German night sky, there were hundreds of parachutes falling in a routine army training exercise. Portia de Rossi: 'I Don't Want to Have Any More Secrets'updated: Wed Nov 03 2010 13:28:00

"I realized I had struggled with self-acceptance my whole life," says the actress

Campaign targets 'fat talk,' negative body imagesupdated: Thu Oct 21 2010 19:54:00

Attention, please! Did you know that you should not talk about "fat" this week.

Do rotation diets help food, sugar addictions?updated: Fri Aug 13 2010 08:31:00

What do you think about rotation diets for food addiction and sugar addiction?

Tori Spelling sets the record straightupdated: Thu Jun 24 2010 18:10:00

You'd think that Tori Spelling showing up three hours late to her own book release party was the ultimate snub.

Binge eating recommended as a psychiatric diagnosis; obesity is notupdated: Tue Jun 01 2010 08:53:00

Binge eating should be included as an official psychiatric disorder in new mental health guidelines, but obesity should not, a group of medical experts is recommending.

Anorexia, bulimia definitions hinder treatment, study saysupdated: Mon Apr 12 2010 10:56:00

The term "eating disorder" often suggests losing a dangerous amount of weight. Portia de Rossi to Address Eating Disorders, Sexuality in Memoirupdated: Fri Apr 09 2010 09:28:00

The Better Off Ted star also will talk about finding happiness with Ellen DeGeneres

Self-help treatment effective for binge eating, researchers sayupdated: Thu Apr 01 2010 09:54:00

Help to control binge eating could be as simple as a self-help book and check-ins with a health educator, according to new research out this month. Model Crystal Renn on Going from Size 0 to 12updated: Wed Feb 24 2010 10:27:00

The plus size supermodel opens up about the challenges of succeeding in the fashion industry

Talking to tweens about healthy eatingupdated: Tue Feb 09 2010 15:25:00

It's an uneasy topic when moms discuss their daughters' weight. Nicole Richie Denies Ever Having an Eating Disorderupdated: Fri Jan 29 2010 17:33:00

"It's extremely insulting and irresponsible," she says of rumors about her

How can eating disorders be diagnosed in a young child?updated: Thu Jan 28 2010 12:41:00

Is there a way to diagnose eating disorders in small children? When should a parent be concerned? Family: Hollywood Has 'Blood on Their Hands' for Treatment of Brittany Murphyupdated: Thu Jan 21 2010 12:47:00

The late star's husband and mother also continue to deny drug-use, eating-disorder rumors

Help yourself and your kids: Don't dietupdated: Wed Jan 06 2010 13:29:00

Welcome to 2010. What is your New Year's resolution? Are you planning on investing more money into the annual $40 billion dieting industry? If so, please think again. Alanis Morissette Gets High from Running - and the Occasional Jointupdated: Tue Dec 15 2009 14:55:00

"It's fun to have medical marijuana once in a while," says the Grammy-winner

Alanis Morissette's new outlook on healthupdated: Fri Nov 13 2009 17:22:00

Alanis Morissette was the definition of "fierce" when she arrived on the American music scene with one of the big break-up songs of the '90s, "You Oughta Know." But behind that tough exterior were secrets of a difficult past. Alanis Morissette to Run a Marathon for Good Causeupdated: Tue Sep 22 2009 18:43:00

The singer will race 26.2 miles to raise money for the National Eating Disorders Association

Nip and tuck on a budget in Argentinaupdated: Fri Sep 11 2009 10:37:00

James Brandon is concerned about getting old and looking older. So the 44-year-old events planner from Canada decided on plastic surgery to help bring his boyish looks back.

Plastic surgery in Argentinaupdated: Fri Sep 11 2009 10:37:00

CNN's Brian Byrnes explains why Argentina has become a magnet for cosmetic surgery tourism. Tori Spelling: I'm Not Anorexicupdated: Wed Apr 15 2009 12:53:00

In an interview with PEOPLE, the “90210” star clears the air on her weight loss

My son's girlfriend is starving herself; what can we do?updated: Tue Feb 10 2009 09:29:00

My son's 21-year-old girlfriend seems to be starving herself. When we first met her a couple of years ago, she was a beautiful, athletic, vibrant young woman. She started to do some part-time modeling about a year ago and that seems to be when the obsession with weight control began. We hadn't seen her in quite some time, as they both are enrolled in an out-of-state university. She recently stayed at our home for a few days over Christmas break and her appearance is shocking! She was always trim and fit, but now she looks like a skeleton. Her hair seems to be falling out and she doesn't look at all healthy. I asked my son if he has tried to get her to seek professional help, but he said she just gets very angry whenever he raises the subject and then won't talk to him for a week or more. Her own family doesn't seem to be concerned, but my wife and I certainly are. Do you have any suggestions as to how we might be able to help?

Why haven't I had a period?updated: Mon Feb 02 2009 09:27:00

I haven't had my period since this past May. I've taken home pregnancy tests and had blood tests just to make sure. What's wrong with me?

Holidays bring challenges for eating disorder sufferersupdated: Mon Dec 01 2008 09:38:00

The sweet smell of sugar cookies baking filled the air in Kris Shock's kitchen.

Eating pressureupdated: Mon Dec 01 2008 09:38:00

Coping with an eating disorder during the holidays can be difficult as Judy Fortin reports. Shenae Grimes Denies Eating Disorder Rumorsupdated: Fri Nov 28 2008 18:50:00

"This is me, this is my body – I have accepted it," the 90210 star tells PEOPLE

Harvard removes calorie info, cites eating disordersupdated: Thu Sep 25 2008 13:56:00

After students and parents raised concerns about displayed calorie counts leading to or worsening eating disorders, Harvard University Dining Services removed the index cards detailing nutritional information from dining halls this year.

Models still too skinny?updated: Thu Sep 11 2008 18:23:00

Is thin still in? CNN's Alina Cho reports as New York Fashion Week gets under way. Argentina Declares Obesity a Diseaseupdated: Thu Aug 14 2008 10:00:00

Argentine senators have approved a bill declaring obesity and other eating disorders diseases covered by the nation's public and private health care programs Brittany Snow: I 'Refuse' to Diet, Am 'Done' with Trainerupdated: Tue Jun 24 2008 08:04:00

The Prom Night star, who once battled eating disorders, is finished with weight worries

Is it harder to raise boys or girls?updated: Mon Jun 23 2008 09:32:00

I often say that I spend more time and energy on my one boy than on my three girls. Other mothers of boys are quick to say the same. Forget that old poem about snips and snails and puppy dog tails, says Sharon O'Donnell, a mom of three boys and the author of "House of Testosterone." "Somehow it's been changed to boys being made of 'fights, farts, and video games,' and sometimes I'm not sure how much more I can take!" Keira Knightley's Not Anorexic, Says Her Motherupdated: Mon Jun 16 2008 15:45:00

"She has always been thin [and is] her daddy's daughter, with his long body," says mom Me and My Bipolar Disorderupdated: Mon May 12 2008 19:00:00

Marya Hornbacher's courageous memoir tracks her coming to terms with a difficult mental illness Geri Halliwell Wants Healthy Body Image for Daughter Bluebellupdated: Mon May 12 2008 15:16:00

Ginger Spice hopes that "whatever shape she is, she loves herself"

Better Body Imageupdated: Mon May 12 2008 09:28:00

Mothers have a strong influence over their daughters' eating habits as Judy Fortin reports in this Health Minute.

Moms key to daughters' healthy body imageupdated: Mon May 12 2008 09:28:00

Maggie O'Connor minces garlic for a Mexican lasagna while across the kitchen Melissa Thornton chops basil for a turkey wrap. Suicidal Anorexics: Determined to Die?updated: Thu Feb 28 2008 15:00:00

A study shows that suicidal anorexics go beyond their disease in search of a way to die Jamie-Lynn Sigler Recalls Eating-Disorder Painupdated: Thu Dec 06 2007 09:25:00

Looking back at the time when she suffered a devastating eating disorder, Jamie-Lynn Sigler says it's like she was a different person. Catherine Zeta-Jones Laughs Off Anorexia Rumorsupdated: Mon Oct 29 2007 12:50:00

Catherine Zeta-Jones is brushing off questions about her recent weight loss, saying she's merely exercising and eating well to keep her svelte figure. Oliviero Toscani: Never Far From Controversyupdated: Fri Oct 19 2007 06:00:00

The Italian advertising photographer is behind some infamous marketing campaigns, as proved by his latest efforts The Furor Over an Anorexia Adupdated: Fri Sep 28 2007 12:50:00

The eternal enfant terrible of fashion photography, Oliviero Toscani, has roiled the fashion world with a revealing ad

Anorexic fashion ad sparks debateupdated: Wed Sep 26 2007 21:01:00

An Italian fashion label has stirred debate by featuring a naked, anorexic model on billboards across the country in an effort to raise awareness of the illness.

The reality of anorexiaupdated: Wed Sep 26 2007 21:01:00

A controversial anti-anorexia advertising campaign has launched in Italy, showing a gaunt looking French actress. Ellen Pompeo: Eating Disorder Talk Is 'Irresponsible'updated: Fri Aug 10 2007 18:44:00

Ellen Pompeo wants everybody to know that she does not have an eating disorder. And she blames the media for propagating those rumors. Courtney Love Gains 10 Lbs. - with Cupcakesupdated: Wed Aug 08 2007 18:32:00

Recently photographed looking shockingly gaunt, Courtney Love actually insists her weight is going up, not down. Thandie Newton Reveals Battle with Bulimiaupdated: Mon Aug 06 2007 14:15:00

Thandie Newton says she suffered from bulimia and has the scars to prove it. Nicole Richie, Part Two: 'I'm Eating Healthier'updated: Sat Aug 04 2007 16:12:00

(Video courtesy ABC) Eva Mendes Says She's 'Thankful' for 'Nice Physique'updated: Tue Jul 24 2007 13:12:00

When it comes to her looks, Eva Mendes is grateful for what she's got. Jenny McCarthy's Secret Diet Splurge: Nachosupdated: Thu Jul 19 2007 10:22:00

Jenny McCarthy is just like everybody else when it comes to her fitness regime: diet and exercise - and home workout equipment that she doesn't really use for its proper purpose. A Gaunt Courtney Love Jokes About Eating Disorderupdated: Mon Jul 16 2007 07:32:00

Playing a free concert in New York City Thursday, Courtney Love looked shockingly thin - and even cracked a joke about her gaunt appearance.

Under 16s 'too young' for catwalkupdated: Tue Jul 10 2007 23:28:00

Models younger than 16 should be banned from catwalks during London Fashion Week over fears that some girls are developing eating disorders because of their work in the industry, fashion experts have recommended.

Ban sought on young modelsupdated: Tue Jul 10 2007 23:28:00

Ban sought on young models

Body-image pressure inundates teen girlsupdated: Thu Mar 15 2007 11:13:00

The standardized image is pasted all over the mass media. Whether it's Hollywood, the runway or glossy magazines, the message is very clear: Look like this and be sexy.

Line between overeating and binge disorder is a thin oneupdated: Thu Feb 22 2007 14:07:00

For Natalie, it started in high school. She had always been a hearty eater, but increasingly, when life got stressful, she turned to food for comfort.

London Fashion Week hit by skinny rowupdated: Mon Feb 12 2007 09:56:00

London Fashion Week got under way on Monday with the ongoing debate over ultra-skinny models continuing to distract from the styles on the catwalk.

N.Y. considers banning ultrathin fashion modelsupdated: Thu Feb 01 2007 21:57:00

A New York City Council member Thursday proposed pushing sponsors to ban abnormally thin models from walking New York Fashion Week's runways.

Young models dying to be skinnyupdated: Sun Sep 17 2006 13:24:00

Traveling the world between catwalk shows, photo shoots and parties and appearing on the covers of glossy magazines, models are used to living in the spotlight.

Skinny models banned from catwalkupdated: Wed Sep 13 2006 09:38:00

The world's first ban on overly thin models at a top-level fashion show in Madrid has caused outrage among modeling agencies and raised the prospect of restrictions at other venues.

McPhee one of millions with bulimiaupdated: Thu Jun 22 2006 17:49:00

Katharine McPhee's revelation that she has battled bulimia puts the American Idol runner-up in the company of millions of Americans.

Eating disorders exact toll on adults, tooupdated: Fri Mar 24 2006 08:17:00

Pushing a grocery cart loaded down with cereals, sandwich fixings and sweet treats up and down the aisles of her local store is one of Cindy's great joys.

This week in the medical journalsupdated: Fri Mar 10 2006 13:42:00

Coffee-heart attack link clarified

Business 2.0: Masters of their Domainsupdated: Thu Dec 01 2005 00:01:00

On a balmy night in late October, hundreds of partiers, most sporting red or blue Hawaiian shirts, pack the Delux nightclub in Delray Beach, Fla. It's a swank place--outdoor decks, two bars, plush,...

'Sopranos' star's struggle with eating disorderupdated: Wed Nov 02 2005 10:13:00

(CNN) -- Playing Meadow Soprano on HBO's pilot of "The Sopranos" was the role of a lifetime for then-16-year-old Jamie-Lynn Sigler, an unknown actress from Long Island, New York.

Is there appetite for eating disorders sitcom? updated: Thu Aug 04 2005 19:07:00

Take 1: the FX network's new comedy series "Starved" is an audacious but ultimately fond and respectful look at Americans' obsessions with eating, dieting, and body image.

Terri Schiavo video released just before her death updated: Thu Mar 31 2005 10:43:00

Just hours before Terri Schiavo's death on Thursday, Florida's Pinellas County Probate Court released nine of 11 videotapes of the brain-damaged woman that had been recorded in 2002.

Backers of Schiavo's parents head to Washingtonupdated: Sun Mar 27 2005 12:10:00

With their court battles apparently exhausted, supporters of Terri Schiavo's parents said Sunday that they would take their efforts to Washington on Monday.

Background on the Schiavo caseupdated: Fri Mar 25 2005 13:36:00

What caused Terri Schiavo's condition?

Mary-Kate Olsen discharged from treatment facilityupdated: Mon Jul 26 2004 12:41:00

Mary-Kate Olsen has been discharged from a treatment facility after a six-week stay, her spokesman said Monday.


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