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Science of Eating Disorders
September 19, 2012 9:05 AM   Subscribe

Science of Eating Disorders is a blog is dedicated to making peer-reviewed eating disorder research more accessible to the public.
posted by hermitosis (11 comments total) 11 users marked this as a favorite

 
Thanks, hermitosis! That looks like a useful resource.
posted by Sidhedevil at 11:01 AM on September 19, 2012


Appeciated
posted by rmhsinc at 11:24 AM on September 19, 2012


Given that we know eating disorders are caused by unrealistic and unachievable societal expectations, this blog seems like a lot of typical patriarchal victim blaming through the guise of science and medicalization.
posted by rr at 11:26 AM on September 19, 2012


we know eating disorders are caused by unrealistic and unachievable societal expectations

"We know" no such thing. How is binge eating disorder, for instance, caused by whatever you're referring to?
posted by Sidhedevil at 11:37 AM on September 19, 2012 [3 favorites]


Given that we know eating disorders are caused by unrealistic and unachievable societal expectations, this blog seems like a lot of typical patriarchal victim blaming through the guise of science and medicalization.

Really? Gee, and all this time I thought my anorexia (in remission for a few years, yay!) had to do with attempting to control something in my life when things were stressful and/or chaotic.
posted by luckynerd at 12:12 PM on September 19, 2012 [3 favorites]


Eating disorders as a group also refers to overeating disorders. I haven't really seen an unrealistic societal expectation towards overeating, for the most part. (Yes, apart from very few cultures which prize obesity in their marriage-aged women).

Certainly, as with many (most? all?) mental disorders there is a biology/environment interaction in the disease etiology. That's not victim blaming though. What a strange thing to say.

I index a lot of eating disorders research, given that I tend to work at the intersection of endocrinology, neuroscience and psychology. There's a ton of stuff out there on the brain reward system and disordered eating. It's fascinating, and super scary.
posted by gaspode at 12:47 PM on September 19, 2012 [1 favorite]


rr has got to be joking.
posted by hepta at 1:23 PM on September 19, 2012 [1 favorite]


Oh my: Diabulimia is a thing. I thought it was just a joke my ED-ed chums were playing on outsiders.
posted by subbes at 7:12 PM on September 19, 2012


Really neat.

Is "aggregator of new articles from the literature on topic X" an established type of website? I'd love to see something like this for a range of other topics.
posted by threeants at 9:36 PM on September 19, 2012


Last night I received a message from the blog's creator:
"Thanks for linking the Science of Eating Disorders blog on metafilter! I don't have an account on it, but I was just browsing through the comments and someone asked:

"Is 'aggregator of new articles from the literature on topic X' an established type of website? I'd love to see something like this for a range of other topics."

If you want to reply, or are curious yourself. The answer is yes. Good aggregators are:

www.researchblogging.org (my personal preference)
and
www.scienceseeker.org

They are essentially the same and most bloggers who blog about peer-reviewed literature are registered with both sites (I am, anyway)."
posted by hermitosis at 7:03 AM on September 20, 2012 [2 favorites]


Thanks, hermitosis / blog creator!
posted by threeants at 4:43 PM on September 22, 2012


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