Full-blown alcohol addiction, commonly known as alcoholism, doesn’t happen all at once. Typically, alcohol abuse—a pattern of harmful drinking—begins the process. Abuse then progresses to dependency and addiction. The danger signs are well understood: They can provide a chance at early intervention, although problem drinkers face many challenges in overcoming
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Obesity has become a worldwide epidemic that governments and health organizations worldwide are trying to control. Researchers refer to contexts, or environments, for habits that promote obesity, such as binge eating, as “obesogenic environments.”
Both fat and sugar are known to play a role in boosting abnormal eating behaviors, but a
You might have heard of eating disorders like anorexia nervosa (characterized by weight loss) and bulimia nervosa (binge eating followed by purging), but you may not be aware that binge eating is classified as another type of eating disorder, which can be serious and life threatening, though treatable.
What Is It?
We’ve all heard the news and it’s not good: Americans are getting fatter. One-third of the adults in this country are now obese; that is, body weight is more than 20% above the ideal for