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Binge eating disorder affects 1-2% of US polulation, but 50% of those seeking weight loss surgery
Friday, July 30, 2010 9:03 am Email this article
Binge eating disorder is estimated to affect 1.5 to 2 percent of the U.S. population, 8 to 30 percent of those seeking standard weight loss treatments, up to half of those seeking weight loss surgery, and 70 percent of people who participate in Overeaters Anonymous according to a recent paper.
McElroy SL, Kotwal R, Hudson J, Nelson E, Keck P. Zonisamide in the treatment of binge-eating disorder: an open-label, prospective trial. J Clin Psychiatry. 2004 Jan, 65(1):50-56.
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Division of Clinical Neuroscience
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University of Cincinnati College of Medicine
Cincinnati, OH 45267, USA
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