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Night eating in obese treatment-seeking hispanic patients with and without binge eating disorder
Article first published online: 12 MAR 2012
Copyright © 2012 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.
International Journal of Eating Disorders
Volume 45, Issue 6, pages 787–791, September 2012
How to Cite
Grilo, C. M., Milsom, V. A., Morgan, P. T. and White, M. A. (2012), Night eating in obese treatment-seeking hispanic patients with and without binge eating disorder. Int. J. Eat. Disord., 45: 787–791. doi: 10.1002/eat.22011
- Issue published online: 7 AUG 2012
- Article first published online: 12 MAR 2012
- Manuscript Accepted: 30 JAN 2012
- National Institutes of Health and by Donaghue Foundation Clinical and Community Health Issues Award. Grant Number: K24 DK070052
- binge eating;
- nocturnal eating;
- night eating syndrome;
To examine the frequency of night eating (NE) and its relation to binge eating disorder (BED), eating-disorder psychopathology, depression, and metabolic variables in treatment-seeking obese Hispanic men and women.
A consecutive series of 79 obese monolingual Spanish-speaking-only Hispanic patients with BED (N = 40) and without BED (N = 39) were reliably assessed by bilingual research-clinicians using Spanish-language versions of semistructured interviews and measures.
Overall, 38% (N = 30) of the 79 patients reported regular NE (≥4 days/month). NE and BED were significantly associated; 70% (21/30) of NE versus 18% (9/49) of non-NE had BED. Patients with NE reported greater frequency of binge-eating and higher levels of eating-disorder psychopathology and depression than non-NE patients; group differences in eating disorder psychopathology and depression levels persisted after controlling for BED status. The NE and non-NE groups did not differ significantly in BMI or metabolic variables.
In obese treatment-seeking Hispanic patients, NE and BED were significantly associated and NE was associated with heightened eating-disorder psychopathology and depression even after controlling for BED status. © 2012 by Wiley Periodicals, Inc. (Int J Eat Disord 2012; 45:787–791)