Night eating and binge eating disorder in obese patients

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Abstract

Objective

To investigate the relationships between binge eating disorder and night eating in severely obese patients.

Design

Longitudinal study following biliopancreatic diversion, when any preoccupation with food and weight is completely abandoned.

Materials and Methods

Structured interview prior to the operation and at the 1, 2, and 3-year follow-up visit.

Results

Nearly complete disappearance of binging behavior and no changes in the frequency of night eating.

Conclusion

Binge eating and night eating are widely overlapping but different behaviors; night eating appears to be fully independent of preoccupation with food and dieting. © 1999 by John Wiley & Sons, Inc. Int J Eat Disord 25: 335–338, 1999.

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