Effect of inositol on bulimia nervosa and binge eating
Article first published online: 16 MAR 2001
Copyright © 2001 John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
International Journal of Eating Disorders
Volume 29, Issue 3, pages 345–348, April 2001
How to Cite
Gelber, D., Levine, J. and Belmaker, R. H. (2001), Effect of inositol on bulimia nervosa and binge eating. Int. J. Eat. Disord., 29: 345–348. doi: 10.1002/eat.1028
- Issue published online: 16 MAR 2001
- Article first published online: 16 MAR 2001
- Manuscript Accepted: 29 FEB 2000
- Chief Scientist of the Israel Ministry of Health
- bulimia nervosa;
- binge eating
This study aimed to determine whether inositol has therapeutic value in patients with bulimia nervosa and binge eating.
A double-blind crossover trial using 18 g inositol versus placebo was performed in 12 patients for 6 weeks in each arm.
Inositol was significantly better than placebo on the Global Clinical Impression, the Visual Analogue Scale, and the Eating Disorders Inventory.
Inositol is as therapeutic in patients with bulimia nervosa and binge eating as it is in patients with depression and panic and obsessive-compulsive disorders. This increases its parallelism with serotonin selective reuptake inhibitors. © 2001 by John Wiley & Sons, Inc. Int J Eat Disord 29: 345–348, 2001.