Eating Disorders



Submit you abstracts for the session: Eating Disorders


Eating disorders is a mental disorder which is related to eating behaviors that negatively impact physical and mental health. Most eating disorders mostly involve focusing too much on weight, body shape and food, which leads to dangerous eating behaviors. These behaviors can significantly impact a body’s ability to get right nutrition. Eating disorders can harm all the systems in body and can lead to other diseases.

Eating disorders often develop in the teens, they can also develop at other ages. Treatment can help to return to healthier eating habits and sometimes reverse serious complications caused by the eating disorder.

Key topics:

  • Globalization of Eating Disorders
  • Anorexia Nervosa
  • Bulimia Nervosa
  • Treatment for Eating Disorders
  • Binge-Eating Disorder
  • Rumination Disorder



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Abstract Submission

Obesity Meeting Abstract

The 21st Global Obesity Meeting revolves around the theme “Tackling the Obesity Epidemic – Together”. To present your research work at the conference, submit your abstract at the following link: CLICK HERE



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Yoga for Weight Loss



The practice of yoga supports physical, mental, and spiritual development; it is also helps to lose weight. Many experts agree that yoga works in many ways to bring a healthy weight. A study shows that people who can develop mindfulness through yoga practice can be able to resist unhealthy foods and comfort eating. They become more in tune with their body and can know when they are full, this can help to prevent eating disorders.

Yoga is beneficial for people who are struggling to lose weight in other ways as well. There is no significant effect on weight loss directly, but it is thought that weight loss is associated with longer periods of mindfulness training.

It is advised not to practice yoga on a full stomach, and to make healthy eating choices before doing yoga. Cravings for fresh, unprocessed foods will take place after a yoga session. It helps to learn to chew each bite more thoroughly and eat more slowly, which can lead to less consumption.

Intense styles of yoga help to burn the most calories. This may help prevent weight gain. Physical types of yoga include ashtanga, vinyasa, and power yoga. Practicing yoga may also help to develop muscle tone and improve metabolism.

Restorative yoga is not especially physical type of yoga, but it still helps in weight loss. It is effective in helping overweight people to lose weight, including abdominal fat. Yoga is also a promising way to help with behavioral change, maintenance by burning calories, heightening mindfulness, and reducing stress. These factors may help to reduce food intake and become aware of the effects of overeating.

Obesity and Yoga

  • Yoga works on physical, emotional and mental aspects of obesity
  • Regular practice of Yoga and controlled life style reduces obesity
  • Yoga makes human being agile, efficient and slim
  • Yoga can be done by people of any age group
  • It can help to achieve control over mind and behavior (one can easily control food habits and change life style to reduce the obesity)
  • Yoga has permanent effect on obesity, which is different in nature than other techniques for obesity reduction. Weight loss is permanent but techniques should be followed regularly



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Effect of obesity on brain



We know that obesity can lead to many medical problems including diabetes, sleep apnea, depression, heart disease. According to a recent, obesity has been linked to increase the risk of Alzheimer’s disease and stroke. Increase in weight is linked to decline in cognitive performance. Neuroimaging studies of people with morbid obesity suggest that they are at a risk for brain atrophy.

Recent research shows that children with obesity have early brain damage and it is associated with memory problems. Being overweight along with a diet rich in sugar and saturated fats affect the brain and reduces impulse control, which in turn makes it difficult for those children to resist the temptation to eat those same foods that are causing the damage.

Study suggests that obesity reduces the white matter of brain, this affects the ability of a brain to relay signals throughout different parts of the brain. Obesity reduces the brain size in several areas important for attention, memory, and processing speed. As people grow older, they become more vulnerable to brain-related disorders which can make the effect of obesity more important.

A high-fat diet may disrupt brain signals that regulate appetite. A system is designed to control the eating of high-fat and high-sugar foods.  A group of specific proteins were found by Dr. Galli’s team which are responsible for hijacking, they cause changes in brain that lead to a vicious cycle of eating increasing amounts of high-fat and high-sugar foods that likely further cement these changes.

Foods that can help to boost the brain’s function:

  • Avocados
  • Blueberries
  • Broccoli
  • Celery
  • Dark Chocolate
  • Green, Leafy Vegetables
  • Salmon
  • Walnuts


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Stigma of obesity


Discrimination, bias and stigma due to extra weight are frequent experiences for many individuals who are obese. This will have serious consequences for their social and personal well-being, and emotional health.

Social stigma of obesity has created many negative impacts and has caused disadvantages. Weight stigma is similar to it and has been defined as bias or discriminatory behaviors targeted at individuals, because of their weight. Such social stigmas can span an entire life, as long as excess weight is present. Stigma and bias refer to negative attitudes that affect interpersonal interactions and activities in a detrimental way. Stigma may come in several forms, including physical stigma (such as touching, grabbing), verbal types of bias (such as teasing, insults, stereotypes, derogatory names, or pejorative language), or other barriers and obstacles due to weight (such as medical equipment that is too small, chairs or seats in public venues which do not fit, or stores which do not carry clothing in large sizes).  In an extreme form, stigma can result in both subtle and overt forms of discrimination, such as employment discrimination where an obese employee is denied a position due to appearance, despite being qualified.

Many health policy scholars and public health initiatives have suggested that weight stigma can motivate weight loss, but the evidence does not support this notion. Experiencing weight stigma is consistently related to a lack of motivation to exercise and a propensity to overeat.

How to deal with weight stigma?

  • Rather than feeling inferior, practice positive self-talk strategies that emphasize self-acceptance and positive self-esteem.
  • Educate others about the stigma of obesity to help challenge negative attitudes.
  • Get support from people who are struggling with weight stigma, or from friends  who are supportive.
  • Instead of avoiding enjoyable activities because of negative feelings about your weight, set goals to ease these restrictions and participate more fully in these experiences.
  • Be vocal about individual needs and positively assert these to appropriate individuals
  • Participate in public groups to protest weight stigmatization.
  • Talk to a therapist to help identify ways to cope with stigma and to replace self-defeating thoughts or self-blame with healthier ways of coping.


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Srija Sam| Program Manager
Obesity Meeting 2019