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What is binge eating disorder?

June 10, 2008 - 7:30am
 
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What is binge eating disorder?

Binge eating disorder is a newly recognized condition that probably affects millions of Americans. People with binge eating disorder frequently eat large amounts of food while feeling a loss of control over their eating. This disorder is different from binge-purge syndrome (bulimia nervosa) because people with binge eating disorder usually do not purge afterward by vomiting or using laxatives.

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National Institutes of Health, 3/00



Last reviewed March 2000 by EBSCO Publishing Editorial Staff

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