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Abstract

In order to examine the eating behavior of individuals with the newly proposed diagnosis, binge eating disorder (BED), standardized meals were served to 20 obese women, 10 with BED and 10 without BED. When asked to binge eat from a multiple-item array of foods, obese subjects with BED consumed significantly more calories than did obese subjects without BED. Significant differences between the two groups were also found on several of the self-report measures. © 1993 by John Wiley & Sons, Inc.