Binge eating increases with increasing adiposity

Authors

  • Christy F. Telch Ph.D.,

    1. Staff Psychologist, Stanford University School of Medicine, Laboratory for the Study of Behavioral Medicine, Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, California 94305
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  • W. Stewart Agras M.D.,

    Corresponding author
    1. Professor of Psychiatry and Director, Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, California 94305
    • Laboratory for the Study of Behavioral Medicine, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, California 94305
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  • Elise M. Rossiter Ph.D.

    1. Postdoctoral Fellow, Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, California 94305
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Abstract

Self-report and interview data were obtained from 81 obese patients to evaluate the distribution of binge eating, defined by DSM-III criteria for bulimia, across a range of adiposity. Binge eating was found to be significantly more prevalent as the degree of obesity increased.

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