Medical morbidity in binge eating disorder

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Abstract

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. © 2003 by Wiley Periodicals, Inc. Int J Eat Disord 34: S39–S46, 2003.

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