Test meal intake in obese binge eaters in relation to mood and gender
Article first published online: 28 MAR 2001
Copyright © 2001 John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
International Journal of Eating Disorders
Volume 29, Issue 4, pages 488–494, May 2001
How to Cite
Geliebter, A., Hassid, G. and Hashim, S. A. (2001), Test meal intake in obese binge eaters in relation to mood and gender. Int. J. Eat. Disord., 29: 488–494. doi: 10.1002/eat.1047
- Issue published online: 28 MAR 2001
- Article first published online: 28 MAR 2001
- Manuscript Accepted: 27 APR 2000
- NIH. Grant Number: DK54318
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- meal intake;
- mood score;
- binge eating disorder
We assessed test meal intake in men and women with and without binge eating disorder (BED) in relation to mood score (Zung scale).
Eighty-five overweight subjects (24 males and 61 females) participated; 30 subjects with BED and 55 without BED. Following an 8-hr fast, subjects consumed a liquid test meal until extremely full.
BED subjects consumed significantly more (p = .009) of the test meal (1,032 g ± 429) than the non-binge eaters (737 g ± 399). The men ingested more than the women (p = .002). BED subjects also had higher depression scores (p = .01), without differing by gender. However, depression scores were unrelated to test meal intakes (r = −.01).
The larger meal intakes of the BED group may be due to the larger stomach capacity previously found in both bulimics and obese subjects. The findings also support the premise that BED, listed in the DSM-IV appendix for further study, is found in a distinct subgroup of overweight individuals. © 2001 by John Wiley & Sons, Inc. Int J Eat Disord 29: 488–494, 2001.