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Laboratory studies of binge eating disorder.
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PMID:  12900984     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
INTRODUCTION: Because of questions about the accuracy of reported food intake, and in order to study psychological and environmental factors which might affect eating, a number of investigators have examined the eating behavior of individuals with binge eating disorder (BED) under controlled conditions that permit food consumption to be measured. METHODS: Published studies that evaluated the eating behavior of individuals with BED in a laboratory were reviewed. RESULTS: In laboratory meals, individuals with BED consumed more kilocalories than individuals of similar weight who did not meet criteria for BED. These differences are observed consistently when subjects are asked to binge eat and when they are not. CONCLUSIONS: In a laboratory setting, individuals with BED exhibit objectively abnormal eating behavior. These data support, but do not prove, the validity of BED as a diagnostic entity.
B Timothy Walsh; Gillian Boudreau
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The International journal of eating disorders     Volume:  34 Suppl     ISSN:  0276-3478     ISO Abbreviation:  Int J Eat Disord     Publication Date:  2003  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2003-08-05     Completed Date:  2003-12-23     Revised Date:  2007-11-14    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8111226     Medline TA:  Int J Eat Disord     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  S30-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
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Copyright 2003 by Wiley Periodicals, Inc.
Department of Psychiatry, College of Physicians and Surgeons of Columbia University, New York, NY 10032, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Body Weight
Bulimia / classification,  diagnosis,  psychology*
Energy Intake
Feeding Behavior*
Social Environment*
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