Published in Diabetes Week, October 6th, 2003
According to a study from Mexico, "Binge eating disorder (BED) patients are generally obese, whereas obesity is infrequent in bulimia nervosa (BN) patients, who tend to have a body mass index (BMI) within normal ranges."
"Metabolic disorders are common in these patients," said V. Hernandez-Escalante and colleagues at the Universidad Autonoma de Yucatan. "For example, BED patients tend towards obesity because their repeated efforts at weight-loss produce cyclical changes in weight, which can increase metabolic efficiency. As a result,...
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