Published in Women's Health Weekly, March 25th, 2000
The eating disorder, in which people binge and then force themselves to vomit, affects up to 3% of women in industrialized countries.
Researchers at the University of Minnesota Medical School in Minneapolis found that ondansetron - an intravenous drug used to prevent nausea and vomiting in cancer patients - also works for bulimics. They believe bulimia is initially self-induced to control weight but that over time the repetitive behavior causes changes in the way a major nerve...
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