A comparison of energy intake and food selection during laboratory binge eating episodes in obese women with and without a binge eating disorder diagnosis

Nancy C Raymond, Lindsay T. Bartholome, Susanne S Lee, Roseann E. Peterson, Susan K. Raatz

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Abstract

Objective: The purpose of the study was to compare energy intake and food selection of laboratory binge eating episodes in obese women with and without binge eating disorder (BED). Method: Twenty women, 12 meeting BED criteria, and 8 BMI and age matched obese controls, engaged in a laboratory binge eating episode. Results: BED participants consumed significantly more total food in kilocalories than the non-BED obese group and more kilocalories of fat. However, there were no differences between the groups in the proportion of calories from any macronutrient. There was a nonsignificant trend for the BED group to consume more total grams of food. During the binge, the BED group consumed more dairy products. Conclusion: Results of the study confirmed that women with BED consumed significantly more total food in kilocalories than the non-BED obese women when they were allowed to have a binge eating episode in a laboratory selling.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)67-71
Number of pages5
JournalInternational Journal of Eating Disorders
Volume40
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2007

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Keywords

  • Binge eating disorder
  • Energy intake
  • Food selection
  • Obesity

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