Medical morbidity in binge eating disorder

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OBJECTIVE: To explore the extent to which binge eating disorder (BED) is associated with medical morbidity. METHOD: We reviewed all existing studies on the effects of BED on physical health. RESULTS: BED may be associated with medical morbidity independent of the effects of comorbid psychopathology or comorbid obesity. DISCUSSION: Additional research specifically designed to explore the effects of BED on physical health in both clinical and community samples is required before definitive conclusions can be drawn.

AuthorBulik, Cynthia M. & Reichborn-Kjennerud, Ted
JournalInternational Journal of Eating Disorders
Volume34
Year2003

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