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  1. Binge Eating Often Overlooked in Men

    Oct. 27, 2011 -- Eating disorders such as anorexia and bulimia are more common among women than men. Binge eating, however, occurs at similar rates among both sexes. Yet men are rarely included in research studies on binge eating and its consequences and treatments, a study shows. The researchers an

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  2. 12-Week Program Curbs Binge Eating

    April 1, 2010 -- Binge eaters can help themselves eat less for up to a year by participating in a 12-week therapy program, new research indicates. The research, which produced two studies, shows that a majority of people participating in talk therapy sessions had stopped bingeing at the end of the p

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  3. Compulsive Overeating and How to Stop It

    Does the ice cream in the freezer keep calling your name? Can't resist a jumbo bucket of popcorn at the movies? Powerful forces you don't recognize may be driving you to overeat, according to a new book by former FDA Commissioner David Kessler, MD. The culprits: fat, salt, sugar, and brain chemistry

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  4. Pregnancy Triggers Binge Eating in Some

    Sept. 7, 2007 - Many women with eating disorders go into remission while pregnant, but pregnancy appears to trigger one type of eating disorder in some, new research shows. In one of the first large, long-term studies to examine eating disorders in pregnancy, researchers from the University of North

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  5. 3% of Americans Are Binge Eating

    Feb. 1, 2007 -- Binge eating disrupts the lives of 3.5% of U.S. women and 2% of U.S. men for an average of eight years, a new survey shows. That makes binge eating more widespread than the other two eating disorders, anorexia nervosa and bulimia nervosa. Anorexia affects nearly 1% of women and 0.3%

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  6. Stop Me Before I Binge Again!

    It's time to stock up on holiday goodies again. No matter that you and many of your friends and relatives are counting calories this year. It would be a shame to be caught with an empty pantry if guests dropped by. What could it hurt to lay in a supply of fancy chocolates, just to be on the safe sid

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  7. Stressed? Watch Out for Binge Behavior

    April 12, 2006 -- When stress strikes, a certain hormone may boost binge behavior, researchers report in BMC Biology. The findings may help explain why stress sometimes leads to binge eating, drug addiction relapse, "and other excessive pursuits of rewards," write University of Michigan psychology r

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  8. Antidepressants May Help Control Binge Eating

    May 25, 2005 (Atlanta) -- Popular antidepressants like Prozac and Zoloft can help binge eaters control the amount of food they eat, at least in the short-term, researchers report. A review of seven studies on binge eating that compared treatment with antidepressants with a placebo showed that medica

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  9. Obesity Drug Helps Binge Eaters

    Nov. 10, 2003 -- At first glance, the study findings may seem anything but surprising: The popular "antiobesity" drug Meridia used by millions to lose weight appears to help obese binge eaters shed excess pounds, but this new report shows that the drug can also help binge eaters control their eating

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  10. Gene Linked to Binge Eating

    March 19, 2003 -- A mutation in a gene related to appetite suppression has been linked to binge eating in obese people. The finding could someday lead to better weight-loss weapons for people who have had little success fighting the battle of the bulge, researchers say. Investigators found that a pa

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