Healthy Living: Treating Eating Disorders

More than 30 million people are suffering from some form of an eating disorder, such as anorexia or bulimia.

Much of the research has focused on the brain and the mental aspect of the disease, but new research shows there may also be a biological reason.

Today in Healthy Living, Michelle Dunaway shows us why what’s going on in the gut may influence what’s going on in the brain.

Now that researchers know bacteria plays a role in eating disorders, the next step in their research will entail finding out if altering the intestinal microbiota will be an easier and more effective treatment for people with an eating disorder.