September 8th, 2008

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Seratonin and EDs

hanacandi reminded me of a fascinating article I read about the neurobiology of eating disorders. It's dense, so I'll give you the reader's digest version first. I've done quite a bit of research in peer-reviewed scientific journals, and there is conclusive information that various neuroreceptors are damaged from eating disorders. This is probably not news to anyone in this community. However, it seems that full nutritional restoration repairs most receptors -- EXCEPT for 5-HT (seratonin) receptors. Here's an excerpt from my findings. If anyone wants the full-text PDF for a research project or something, reply with your email addy and I'll send.

Via http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.physbeh.2007.11.037 :

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