September 26, 2013

Lifelong Impairments

1 Binge Eating and Bulimia Are Equally Harmful

Binge eating and bulimia may be equally harmful says the World Health Organization. Both involve excessive food consumption and a loss of control but bulimia involves purging and had been considered a more serious condition. WHO’s research, based on surveys and interviews with 22,635 adults in 12 countries, shows that both disorders often began in adolescence and may be related to depression, anxiety and physical disorders later in life. "Binge-eating disorder has been largely ignored by health care providers, but it has a tremendous cost to the physical and psychological well-being of people with the disorder," said senior author Ronald Kessler, Harvard Medical School. Researchers say the negative effects of binge eating and bulimia may be prevented with early detection and treatment.

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Previously: Childhood Abuse May Lead to Binge Eating

Tags: Anxiety, Binge Eating, Bulimia, Depression, Harvard Medical School. World Health Organization, Ronald Kessler

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