Learn about a drug used to treat alcohol dependence may also be an effective treatment for kleptomania in this medical report.
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Dr. Susan Sharma: This is insidermedicine in 60. From Minnesota, according to research in the Journal of Biological Psychiatry, a drug used to treat alcohol dependence may also be an effective treatment for kleptomania. In a study of 25 people with confirmed kleptomania, researchers found that the opioid receptor antagonist naltrexone was effective at taking the thrill out of stealing. While the drug is not a cure, it does offer hope to those with this addiction. From Texas, according to research in the Journal of the American Dietetic Association, vegetarians may be at higher risk for eating disorders. In a study of 2,500 people, researchers found that vegetarians ate healthier and were less likely to be overweight than non-vegetarians but were also at increased risk for binge eating and unhealthy weight control behaviors such as self-induced vomiting and taking diet pills and laxatives. And finally, from Orlando, according to research presented to the American College of Cardiology, cardiac screening has revealed abnormalities in one-third of college athletes. In a study of over 1,300 college athletes, up to 37% of those who underwent an electrocardiogram tested positive for abnormalities. The most common abnormality was left ventricular hypertrophy. For insidermedicine in 60, I'm Dr. Susan Sharma.