According BBC Health :Women with a history of eating disorders may struggle to fall pregnant quickly, research suggests.
They are also more than twice as likely to need fertility treatment, a study of more than 11,000 UK mothers has found.
They may need extra support during and after pregnancy, a team from King's College London and University College London reported in BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology.
Australian Victoria University scientists have done a new research to examines the role of acupuncture as an adjunct therapy in the treatment of eating disorders in female patients.
Finally, they found evidence that acupuncture improved the participants' Quality of Life as measured by the physical/cognitive and psychological components of the Eating Disorder Quality of Life scale. There was also evidence of decreases in anxiety (both State and Trait as measured by the State Trait Anxiety Intervention) and perfectionism (as measured by the Eating Disorder Inventory-3).They conclude that pilot study shows potential of the benefit of acupuncture as an adjunct therapy in the treatment of eating disorders particularly in the area of quality of life.
Researcher says: "Women planning a pregnancy should ideally seek treatment for their eating disorder symptoms prior to conception, and health professionals should be aware of eating disorders when assessing fertility and providing treatment for this."
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Reference:Fogarty S, Harris D, Zaslawski C, McAinch AJ, Stojanovska L.Complement Ther Med. 2010 Dec;18(6):233-40