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Winning the Battle of the Binge

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Binge-eating is a difficult disorder to live with, but Dr. Jan Gurley brings some good news, and does so with her own inimitable and upbeat style. She outlines a study from the Kaiser Permanente Center for Health Research that offers hope to binge-eaters looking for new and better ways to beat their problem.

"At one year, a whopping 63% of participants who used the guided self-help program reported that they stopped binge eating (and hadn’t relapsed), compared to 28% referred to usual care. In a CNN interview, the study’s co-author pointed out that some of the simplest tips were reported to be the most effective, such as not going for long periods without eating – which can precipitate a binge."

Dr. Jan Gurley started out as an award-winning waitress and went on to become an internist who happens to have a unique way with words. Dr. Gurley has written about health for many publications, including the New England Journal of Medicine.


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