Monday, December 21, 2009

Nearly one in seven women binge eat

Researchers from the Universite de Montreal and the Douglas Mental Health University Institute have been surveying problem eating in a telephone survey of over 1,500 women. None of the women had been classified as anorexic before the start of the study which found that 13.7% of them reported binge eating 1-5 days or 1-7 times a month, 2.5% of them said that they made themselves throw up, or used laxatives or diuretics to maintain their weight or shape, and 28% of them completed intensive exercise twice a month with the sole object of losing weight. Dangerous eating behaviours were more likely to occur in women who perceived themselves to be in poor health.

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