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New smartphone app helps anorexic patients to normalize their eating rate

June 13, 2019

Swedish scientists say that eating disorders should be considered just that – eating disorders, rather than mental disorders. The proof, they say, is in the eating.

Professor Per Sodersten, lead author of an article in Frontiers in Neuroscience defending his pioneering method says:

Anorexic patients can normalize their eating rate by adjusting food intake to feedback from a smartphone app. And in contrast to failing standard treatments, most regain a normal body weight, their health improves, and few relapse.”

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