This study aimed to elucidate the shared and non-shared behavioral, sociocultural, and personal risk factors underlying binge eating and binge drinking among a sample (n = 1764) of participants from Project EAT at baseline and 10-year follow-up. Longitudinal and cross-sectional analyses revealed a range of risk factors associated with binge eating and binge drinking at 10 years, which varied by gender. The results revealed that risks associated with binge eating and binge drinking often differed, and thus full-scale dual preventive interventions for concurrent binge eating and binge drinking may be less effective. However, general prevention and intervention programs may emphasize shared risk factors.
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M.S. is supported by Grant No. T32 MH082761 from the National Institute of Mental Health. The dataset analyzed in this study was supported by Grant No. R01HL084064 from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute. The content is solely the responsibility of the authors and does not necessarily represent the official views of the National Institute of Mental Health or the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute or the National Institutes of Health. The author(s) disclosed receipt of the following financial support for the research, authorship and/or publication of this article: This study was supported by grants from two institutes within the National Institutes of Health: the National Institute of Mental Health and the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute.
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- binge drinking
- binge eating
- risk factors
- young adults