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Acta Paediatr. 2003;92(1):114-7.

Higher drive for thinness in adolescent males with insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus compared with healthy controls.

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Department of Paediatrics, Orebro University Hospital, Orebro, Sweden.

Abstract

Eating behaviour in adolescent males with insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus (IDDM) living in central Sweden was compared with that of healthy age-matched male controls using the Eating Disorder Inventory for Children and an interview. The patients were heavier than controls (p = 0.004) and had higher Drive for Thinness scores (p = 0.002). None was diagnosed as having a current eating disorder.

CONCLUSION:

The results of the study may indicate an increased risk of future eating disorders in males with IDDM.

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