Binge eating and obesity

Gianluca Lo Coco, Lina A. Ricciardelli

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Abstract

Despite there being several pathways leading toobesity [1], there is evidence that binge eating maybe an important contributor to its development [2].Excessive food consumption without compensationincreases the risk for the development of obesity,which in turn is associated with numerous complications [3]. Obesity has been found to develop several years after the onset of binge eating, andindividuals who were overweight prior to the onsetof binge eating tend to gain even more weight during adulthood [4].Binge eating is defined as eating a larger amountof food than normal during a short period of time(within any 2‐hour period) and, during this time,experiencing a loss of control over eating.
Lingua originaleEnglish
Titolo della pubblicazione ospiteAdvanced nutrition and dietetics in obesity
Pagine78-84
Numero di pagine7
Stato di pubblicazionePublished - 2018

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Lo Coco, G., & Ricciardelli, L. A. (2018). Binge eating and obesity. In Advanced nutrition and dietetics in obesity (pagg. 78-84)