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18/10/2013

IMIM: Binge eating disorder, a very common yet untreated disease

IMIM: Binge eating disorder, a very common yet untreated disease


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The World Health Organization has just published the results of a study on binge eating disorder, a disorder of high prevalence that goes largely unnoticed and it is not treated, although it involves alterations comparable to bulimia.

The study was the result of epidemiological studies in 12 countries around the world, with a total of 22,635 adult respondents and it shows that binge eating disorder is about two times more common than bulimia among the countries studied (U.S., Brazil, Colombia, Mexico, Belgium, Italy, Netherlands, Northern Ireland, Portugal, Romania, Spain and New Zealand). The study was led in Spain by Jordi Alonso, director of the Program in Epidemiology and Public Health at the IMIM.

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