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UCSF study turns anorexia treatment on its head
San Francisco Chronicle

When an adolescent is hospitalized with anorexia nervosa, feeding their malnourished young bodies is of urgent importance. On the complicated path to recovery, gaining weight is a critical step.

But how hospitals approach that first step, called refeeding, has in recent years been subject to rethinking. Now a quartet of studies to be published in the November issue of the Journal of Adolescent Health offers evidence in favor of a new approach – and suggests an emerging shift in the way hospitals approach treating the disorder.