The Kissing Cure: Can the ‘Love Hormone’ Help Treat Anorexia?

March 25, 2014 Updated: March 26, 2014

Twenty million women and 10 million men suffer from an eating disorder at some time in their lives, according to the National Eating Disorders organization, but a new study suggests that a hormone could help beat anorexia, giving hope to sufferers of a difficult-to-treat illness.

Research published by British and Korean scientists suggests that oxytocin, often referred to as the “love hormone” that plays an important role in intimacy, childbirth, and maternal bonding, reduces the focus anorexic patients have on triggers that cause the disease in the first place.

 Read the complete article written on TakePart March 16 2014 here

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