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Int J Obes Relat Metab Disord. 1996 Aug;20(8):793-4.

Binge eating in obesity.

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Istituto di Clinica Chirurgica I, Università di Genova, Italy. adami@gecuniv.cisi.unige.it

Abstract

OBJECTIVE:

To investigate the influence of dieting and of body shape dissatisfaction on binge eating.

DESIGN:

Longitudinal study following billiopancreatic diversion (BPD), when the body shape has become normal or nearly normal, and any worries over weight, dieting and food have probably been abandoned completely.

SUBJECTS:

65 severely obese patients, evaluated by clinical semistructured interview for occurrence of binge eating episodes prior to, and at one and at two years following BPD.

RESULTS:

Whereas preoperative binge eating had been reported by 65% of the obese individuals, at two years following BPD binge eating occurred only in 9.2% of them.

CONCLUSIONS:

Weight stabilisation following BPD is associated with a sharp improvement in control over food intake, and this suggests the central role of dieting and/or of body dissatisfaction in causing binge eating episodes.

PMID:
8856406
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